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    Historical monuments of Mersin

    Historical monuments of Mersin

    konya bridge

    The history of the Mersin region (Cilicia province) begins in the 7th millennium BC. e. In the 2nd millennium BC. e. The province was part of the Hittite kingdom called Cilicia. In 102 BC. e. Cilicia was conquered by Rome. From 84 BC e. was part of the Armenian Empire of Tigran the Great. In the Middle Ages it was the object of struggle between Byzantium, Arabs and Seljuks. From 1080 to 1375, the Cilician Armenian state existed in Cilicia, which was later captured by the Mamluks. In 1515 it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.

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    Ancient writers praised the fertility of the Cilician Plain, which produced grapes, sesame seeds, millet, wheat and barley in abundance. The goats of Cilicia were also famous - probably of the same breed as the Angora. The province produced a lot of saffron, good raisin wine, the best hyssop, and pomegranate apples. Currently, Mersin is the main agricultural region of Turkey.

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    It has one of the greatest historical heritages in the world. The Mersin region has hundreds of fortresses, palaces, temples, aqueducts, bas-reliefs, amphitheaters, baths, thousands of dwellings, tombs, and burials. Most architectural monuments remain virtually undestroyed for centuries.

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    Here you can see the ruins of the ancient cities of Pompeipolis, Tarsos (a large city compared to Babylon), Neopolis (at one time it was a city with a million population, on a par with Athens and Rome), Krikos, Kylindria, Seleucia and Anemurion; Cleopatra's Gate (where Cleopatra met Mark Antony); fortresses of Anamur, Meydanjik, Kyz, Mut, Silifke; Alahan Monastery, Hogya Tekla Basilica; settlements of Uzundzhaburch, Akkale, Gozlyukule; Tarsus Mosque, Lal Agha Mosque; Museums of mosaics from the cities of Erdemli, Silifki, Tarsus and Narlikuyu, as well as the legendary mosaic “The Three Graces”.

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    It will take several months to examine all the architectural monuments in Mersin. The main architectural monuments are indicated by brown road signs. There are guidebooks in Turkish, English and German.

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      • Object ID SADT21
      • Price 65000
      • Area, m2 125
      • Distance to sea m 150
      • Location 104
      • Status Secondary
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 2+1
      • Number of bathrooms 2
      • Number of storeys 5
      • Floor 5
    • Excellent apartment 3+1, Mersin, Teje - SADFRA31
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      • Object ID SADFRA31
      • Price 85000
      • Area, m2 150
      • Distance to sea m 350
      • Location 104
      • Status Secondary
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 3+1
      • Number of bathrooms 2
      • Number of storeys 14
      • Floor 1
    • Apartment 1+1, sea view, Tomyuk, Mersin - BDE9711
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      • Object ID BDE9711
      • Price 65000
      • Area, m2 75
      • Distance to sea m 200
      • Location 99
      • Status Secondary
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 1+1
      • Number of bathrooms 1
      • Number of storeys 11
      • Floor 9
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    • Apartment 1+1 with separate kitchen, Mersin, Tomyuk - ANCRM11
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      • Object ID ANCRM11
      • Price 65000
      • Area, m2 83
      • Distance to sea m 500
      • Location 99
      • Status Primary
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 1+1
      • Number of bathrooms 1
      • Number of storeys 14
      • Floor 11
    • New apartment complex 2+1, Mezitli, Mersin - IVE21
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      • Object ID IVE21
      • Price 118000
      • Area, m2 120
      • Distance to sea m 1200
      • Location 103
      • Status Under construction
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 2+1
      • Number of bathrooms 2
      • Number of storeys 14
    • Apartment 4+1 in Mezitli, Mersin - ALMEZ41
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      • Object ID ALMEZ41
      • Price 250000
      • Area, m2 200
      • Distance to sea m 600
      • Location 103
      • Status Primary
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 4+1
      • Number of bathrooms 3
      • Number of storeys 11
      • Floor 10
    • New apartment in Mersin, Tomyuk, 2+1 with sea view - LV11128
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      • Object ID LV11128
      • Price 75000
      • Area, m2 104
      • Distance to sea m 500
      • Location 99
      • Status Primary
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 2+1
      • Number of bathrooms 2
      • Number of storeys 15
      • Floor 11
    • Apartment 2+1, Kargıpınar, Mersin - MERAY21
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      • Object ID MERAY21
      • Price 84000
      • Area, m2 100
      • Distance to sea m 400
      • Location 98
      • Status Primary
      • type of a sentence Apartments
      • Number of rooms 2+1
      • Number of bathrooms 2
      • Number of storeys 9
      • Floor 8

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