Ancient Odeons and Bouleuterions in Turkey






The visible part of the building excavated in the early 2000s dates back to the early Roman Empire. Finds prove that after the loss of the original function some rooms were used as workshops.
It is still unclear whether the building was an odeon, a theatre or a theatron.

Kelenderis lay on important west-eastern shipping routes and also offered the shortest connection from the Asia Minor mainland to Cyprus. In Roman times the port became too small and lost importance. Nevertheless, the place was continuously inhabited up to the present day. Due to the fact that Kelenderis is continuously inhabited to this day, few relics can be found because they were removed or built over. This also results in the poor condition of the building.

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