Tekkadın in Cilicia






Tekkadın is the Turkish name for the ruins of a Roman-Byzantine settlement in rough Cilicia. The place is considered a possible Byzantine bishopric Prakana.



The ruins of the approximately 100 houses in the approximately 200 × 400 meter settlement lie on a steep slope to the valley Yenibahçe Deresi. On the opposite side of the gorge are the ruins of the Roman-Byzantine settlement Barakçıkale.



Access to the east is via a paved path past sarcophagi. A little further west on a hilltop are the remains of a church. It was a three-nave basilica with columns. The fine-toothed acanthus of the found capital fragments gives an indication for the dating of the church building into the end of the 5th to the beginning of the 6th century. At the western end of the slope, the polygonal remains of an ancient fortification are surrounded by mighty ashlar masonry. In the north and south the area of the settlement extends with houses, partly made of polygonal masonry, partly in blocks, among them some oil presses.

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