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Diocaesarea-Demricili


The twin mausolea at Demircili. Photo Jona Lendering. Demriceli: site in southern Turkey, location of several ancient mausoleums.

There are six mausoleums along the road from the Seleucia on the coast to Diocaesarea, a Hellenistic-Roman city in southern Turkey. The photos show three of them:

  • The Twin Mausoleum (left):
    • The one to the left measures 5x5x6 meter and has some nice Corinthian columns
    • The one to the right, with the two storeys, measures 4x4x7½ meter; here, the sarcophagi were found in place.
  • The Lower Mausoleum (bottom, left); it measures 5¼x4¼x6¼; the two columns that once supported the roof, have collapsed; close to it are several rock tombs
  • The Upper Mausoleum (bottom, right) measures 4½x4x7½m and has two storeys
These tombs date back to the Roman age and have some oriental influences.

In Antiquity, the site was known as Imbriogon.
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The lower mausoleum at Demircili. Photo Jona Lendering. The upper mausoleum at Demircili. Photo Jona Lendering.
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