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Gözlükule Tumulus / Gözlükule Höyüğü

Gözlükule Tumulus / Gözlükule Höyüğü

Gözlükule is a tumulus or mound that at one time was a thriving city at the crossroads of two of the main roads of the region, one following the coastline of the sea, and the other coming down from Anatolia through the Cilician Gates. It was a port city, and when...
Yumuktepe Tumulus / Yumuktepe Höyüğü

Yumuktepe Tumulus / Yumuktepe Höyüğü

Yumuktepe is a tumulus in Mersin that dates back to 6000 B.C. There are 23 levels to the mound, though there are no existing structures visible above ground. The top of the mound, and a few places along the sides of the tell, have been excavated. Originally, Yumuktepe...
Tırmıl Ruins and Mound / Tırmıl Höyüğü

Tırmıl Ruins and Mound / Tırmıl Höyüğü

The Tırmıl Ruins can be found in the Tırmıl factory complex in the Akdeniz İlçe on the eastern side of Mersin. Surrounded by factories and warehouses, seeing the remains of this ancient structure peaking through the mound can be a bit surprising! These ruins are dated...