Corycus

Corycus

Corycus or Korykos, was an ancient city located at the mouth of the valley called Şeytan deresi; the site is now occupied by the town of Kızkalesi in Mersin Province, Turkey. The ruins of the city are extensive. Among them are a triumphal arch, a necropolis with a beautiful Christian tomb, sarcophagi and the two medieval castles.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Mersin Province

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Crusaders + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Ancient City of Korykos

Date of Submission: 2014

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