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Tapureli ruins

Tapureli ruins are in Mersin Province, Turkey.


Limonlu River is a small river in Erdemli district of Mersin Province. It was named Lamos River in the antiquity and it was usually taken as the borderline between Cilicia Trachaea and Cilicia Pedias. Tapureli ruins are situated on a plateau which overlook the canyon of the river at about 36°39′N 34°02′E / 36.650°N 34.033°E / 36.650; 34.033{{#coordinates:36|39|N|34|02|E||| | |name= }}. The ruins are named after the Turkmen village about Script error: No such module "convert". north east of the ruins. The altitude of the ruins which are embosomed by the dense forestry is Script error: No such module "convert".. The distance to Erdemli is Script error: No such module "convert". and to Mersin is Script error: No such module "convert".[1]

The ruins

The original settlement was a Hellenistic settlement which was rebuilt during Roman (and early Byzantine) era. The ruins which are more or less devastated are examples of civil architecture including five churches, a necropolis, a horizontal sundial, cisterns as well as houses. The finds retrieved after the excavations carried on in the eastern church code named A are now exhibited in Mersin Museum.[2]

See also


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  2. Arik, Osman; Çalışkan, Mehmet; Aydın, Ayşe; Aydınoğlu, Ümit; Kerem, Filiz, eds. (2009) [2007]. Mersin: Ören Yerleri, Kaleleri, Müzeleri [Mersin: Oren Places, Castles, Museums] (in Turkish). Prepared by Filiz Kerem; Photographs by Selami Türk; Graphic design by Tanrtim Sanatlari (First ed.). Istanbul: Ekin Grubu (2007, first edition); İl Özel İdaresi (2009 edition). ISBN 978-605-4196-07-4. OCLC 805652523. ISBN (invalid as printed in first edition) 975-585-787-9. Archived from the original on June 4, 2014.