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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Girls Castle

Mersin Erdemli to 23km, located 60 km from the center of Mersin Maiden is one of the most important tourism regions of the country. Summer period in the domestic and foreign visitors flocked to Kızkalesi'nde can be reached via Silifke.

Maiden name Korykos the Seleucid order in history, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, the Armenians, the French Kingdom of Cyprus, Karaman and entered the Ottoman domination. The research and excavations, the first settlement in BC 4th Century has seen the signs. The historian Herodotus wrote that this name is Georges Cypriots have set up a prince.

The length is 192 meters Kızkalesi environment is protected by eight towers. Latest Karamanoğlu the Maiden repaired by Ibrahim Bey has become a symbol of tourism in Mersin. It's undeniable that Kızkalesi'nde history has witnessed many an ancient past. Therefore there is also a legend told about the Maiden. Here, this legend

One of Korykos king, consistently pray for God to have a daughter. Pray accept the King eventually became the owner of a daughter. The king's daughter grows kindness and beauty and love have won the admiration of everyone. One day he came to the city a fortune-teller and has called him to the palace to see the future of the King's daughter. Fortune Teller, startled when he looked into the hands of the king's daughter, but says nothing. King forces him by warlock warlock "Lord, your daughter will poison him stick a snake. What will not change anything else you what this destiny, "he leaves the palace.

King's daughter to say anything but stare into deep thought. Eventually the small islet near the shore, decides to build a castle of white stone. King, who built the castle, close to the girls here. King snake trying to protect his daughter still can not stop what he called an astrologer. Because one day snake from inside the grape basket sent to the castle, snapped and killed the King's daughter. also because of this story it is called kızkalesi castle.

St. Paul Church in Tarsus

Tarsus, a place that is home to people from many different religions throughout history. Indeed, both historical and cultural heritage of Mersin Tarsus to have surprised me quite a bit. From each corner should the rest of the Roman period and has many amazing works of Cilicia.

Belief in the district of Mersin tourism to the fore one of the most important structures in Tarsus St. Paul Church. This particular place is an important center for the Christian, every period of the year attracts visitors from around the world over.

Tarsus in the south, in the district of Ulu Mosque, the church dedicated to St. Paul and is thought to have been built in 11-12 century AD. St. Paul Symposium and Ceremony organized by the Vatican in 1992-93, which increases the importance of the area. St. Paul's Memorial Museum attracts visitors so for the pilgrimage.

Culture and Tourism Ministry in 1994 and it has been certified and received protection St. Paul restoration work started in 1997 at the Memorial Museum. In 2001, with the completion of studies done around the church converted into a memorial museum also included in the scope of expropriation to serve tourism.

Emperor Constantine to Christianity in the 4th century AD after the official recognition given speed the construction of churches with religious persecution shield. Great struggle that Christians are found in many churches made on behalf of St. Paul for the spread of religion in the world.

With the release of the long vacant church Christians from Tarsus, it is also known to be used for different purposes from time to time with some additions.

The bell tower is still visible on the north east corner of the Kilsan. Prophet is located in the center of the ceiling structure. Jesus Yohannes, Marcos and Lucas, Marcos and Lucas renowned frescoes. Middle landscape located on both sides of the nave window and is of great importance for the faithful depiction of the angels.

Church sanctuary marble ornaments, icons and saints to be another example of this is depicted in the world of the unique factors that make between faith centers.

to provide a small door in the church's interior lighting is found in the northern and southern part have benefited from a more symmetrical window.

Ramazanoğlu Ahmet by this magnificent building was converted into 1415't mosque, thick and high walls in the Roman style, interior is spacious, outward-facing side of the narrow, deep windows and a place to be seen by thick columns.

Another sacred place dedicated to St. Paul in Tarsus St. Paul's Well Christian world as a place much value given. Carried out in 1862 has been transformed into a large-scale public architecture today after the repair.

With the right promotion strategy around the world, thousands of people can come St. Paul's Church, can also play a key role for the development of religious tourism in Turkey. Although not introduced enough interest who managed to see St. Paul's Church in Tarsus of nearby attractions.



Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell Pits located near Silifke Narlıkuyu or Pothole Heaven and Hell are known as Heaven and Hell Caves.

The result of the collapse of the ceiling of an underground stream to cause the chemical erosion is a huge pit has occurred. The mouth of the elliptical diameter of 250 m. and 110 m. The depth is 70 meters. At the southern end of the pit base 200 m. long and its deepest point is 135 m. There is a large cave entrance and a small church at the mouth of this cave is.
The inscription on the church gate 4 lines, by a pious person named Paulus is written in the fifth century this church to be built dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Each sunk into heaven descended quite a wide stone staircase of 452 steps. The church is reached in step 300. The sound of a mythological underground river in the cave next to the church is the end point.

Heaven sunk 75 m. north of the pit of Hell was formed as a hollow heaven. Rim diameter of 50 m and 75 m, and a depth of 128 meters. Edges because it is not possible to go down into the concave.
According to mythology; Zeus, after beating in a fight face-headed dragon spewing flames Typhon here that has imprisoned him under Mount Etna in a time before closing the pit of Hell forever.



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mustafa Erim Mersin Museum of Urban History

Mustafa Erim Mersin Museum of Urban History

Mersin's cultural life and a new color that breathe, "Urban History Museum" is an example of the architect of almost 150-year-old civilian. Mustafa ERIM made ​​by the restoration and display of Mersin, and given the cultural and artistic life. 20. The rapid change in all the towns affected by the second half of the century, and today these traditional civil architecture samples of Mersin, Turkey has been less so. Mersin City Historical Museum, traditional architecture, specialized library, Mersin Living, Growing, and introduced to track drop-outs, History of Education in Mersin, Mersin, Liberation, who died of Mersin, Çanakkale War, Chronology of Mersin, Mersin Mosques and Churches, Ataturk Visits of Mersin, Mersin Yumuktepe mound and the exploration of the history of the city as a museum of historical buildings was introduced to offer contributions, the interest of the well-known in Mersin Culture and the Arts is designed to be an important center of cultural life. By the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, "a private museum" given authority, and on September 4, 2010 was opened by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN.

Mersin Atatürk's Views and PhotosDuring these visits, and visits from 1918 to 1938 in Mersin Mersin Atatürk where historically suffered, and are described with photographs.

History of Education RoomCentral districts of Mersin and education between the years 1881-1940, which exhibited about 70 documents collected from elementary school. These diplomas, books of course and educational tools for the period, pictures of teachers record book, student records, correspondence, etc.. There.
Liberation of Mersin's CornerThis section of Mersin Date of Independence, The Defence of Rights Societies, Kuva-yi National Heroes, Detachment Commanders, and provides information about persons who have contributed to the liberation of Mersin.
Castles of MersinMersin, which is made by the various civilizations and well-preserved castles and towers are introduced. Dates of construction of castles, forts spent periods and describes the architectural features.
Mersin Mosques and ChurchesAnd in the districts of Mersin, Mersin civilizations who witnessed the mosques, and churches are located. Some of these structures have not reached to the present day, have changed the function of a part, is a part still standing.
Signature Moves Mersin Living and GrowingMersin, cultural, artistic, political sense, have contributed, which is still alive, or left their mark on the names and biographies of many of us who are separated.
The city of Mersin Date
This section first half of the 20th century museum visitors browsing for a ride out of the city of Mersin is designed to arouse the feeling. Mersin's commercial and social focal points, and the plans described photos.
Yumuktepe Mound
Discovered and excavated in the 1930s, the first Neolithic settlement mound. Prof. The excavation began today chaired by Professor John Garstang. I. Caneva and Assoc. Dr. G. Being maintained by two strikes. Excavations on the mound as a result of the different periods, and describes in detail the finds.

General Information

Referred to by code numbers 33 of the 81 provinces of Turkey, about 16,000 km2 land area. According to the 2010 census, a total of 1,647,899 persons with a population that formerly İÇEL and Mersin province in the east of Adana, Antalya west, north of Nigde, Konya and Karaman, south of the Mediterranean and is surrounded, and all of Gizzard Smooth Cilicia Cilicia 's Berdan River basin covers. The north of the Taurus Mountains stretching away into the highlands to the highest hills, the south and extends westward over the eastern Mediterranean. Kratase mountainous area, Eocene, Miocene and Pliocene sediments consisting of layers of limestone, composed of the accumulation of alluvial plains, which started in the IV.zamanda. Taurus Mountains are mountains in the province are young. Mersin Bolkar remainder of the Taurus Mountains, takes its name. With 3524 meters the highest point Bolkarların Tepesi'dir Medetsiz. Central Taurus Gülek Can not pass (1050 m). The second most important passage in Sertavul Pass near the town of Mut. There is no other lake in the lake a few sets of provinces. Silifke Akgöl, salty waters of Partridge Lake and Paradeniz lakes are linked to the sea and plenty of live fish.
The vegetation is typically Mediterranean climate maki'dir fit. Bay, Wild Olives, Goat Horn, Mersin, oleander, blackberry and Kuşburnu'dur. 100-1000 m. of Oak, 100-1200 m. Red Pine in the 1500-meter Larch and 2000 m. Cedar and juniper trees are located at elevations.
MERSIN connected with a tourist city districts are as follows: the Mediterranean, Anamur, Aydincik, Bozyazi, Çamliyayla, Gulnar, virtuous, Mezitli, Mut, Silifke, Tarsus, and Yenisehir Taurus.

Mersin Delicay streams, Efrenk Creek (Mufti), Tece Lamas River in the west consists of tea, tea with the Mezitli. Anamur Dragon River, in Tarsus Berdan River, and the history of the province that has witnessed significant akarsularındandır Silifke Göksu River. City, sea, sand and sun out of the trilogy, offers a variety of alternative tourism. Faith, Plateau, trekking, rafting, paragliding, water sports, skiing, mountaineering. Yaşanmakla one climbs mountains with different climates, a typical Mediterranean climate prevails along the coastline, so the summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild and rainy. Approximately 108 km from the province. There are long sandy beaches.
69 km from Adana., 487 km from Antalya. and 348 km from Konya. away from the center of Mersin, which is a new and modern port cities şehridir.Büyük when railway transport and karayollarıyla, ships at foreign ports is related to time. Throughout the year there are regular ferry services between Famagusta and Mersin. Due to the modern city of Mersin, Mersin, Cappadocia, tourists and staying here, the Western Mediterranean and South Eastern Anatolia to Cyprus, to elect as the center.
Mersin, as well as the areas of trade and the economy in recent years, tourism has also made positive strides. Indeed, the "Sister City" with the increasing number of close interest to Mersin is the world's nations.
Sister Cities City of myrtle is connected to the world include:Fee 1-ABD/Californiya-Santa Springs (l965)2-İTALYA/Rimini (1980)3-Japonya/Kushimoto (1997)
The limits of the city center of Mersin, in the east Tırmıl Hill, and the tumuli of the west is Yumuktepe. These mounds, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods before the establishment of Mersin, prove that the settlements in this area. As a result of the excavations made by J. Garstang Yumuktepe is the most dense settlement in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods, if it did excavation work resumed in 1993, it built during the Byzantine period and continued in the order shown that the Arab invasions.
In the ancient time, there are data showing that the settlement of a seafront Mersin. C. Writes that the ancient city of Mersin Zephyrium Texier. Cavuslu District Community Center and near the excavations uncovered the basic history of the city finds a random leads to the ancient period. XIX of the ancient ruins of the city. Century, was also observed by travelers from Mersin. Mersin there is little information about the Middle Ages. This period is known particularly as an important center of Tarsus. This city is one of the pilgrimage cities of Christianity, frequently changed hands between the Byzantine and Muslim Arabs.
Which has existed in the vicinity of the city's Anatolian Seljuk Era "Mersin" a settlement named XIX. century until the mention of seyyahlarına.
Although Mersin Yumuktepe and Zephyrium settle, but 19 In the process of development in the mid-century and became the center of the province of Icel. Sources, the name of the Mersin Mersin Mersin sons tribe or tree that grows abundantly in the region being written.
150-year history here, different religions, cultures and people belonging to ethnic communities to live, the social cohesion that has occurred and is continuing. 1886 'in the United States, Germany, France, Great Britain, where the consulates of many countries such as Russia has become an important port city. I. Mersin's socio-economic structure of the major changes after World War II have been lost, and economic dynamism.
Mersin now lives in the second rapid urbanization. The modern port, free zone, with Industrial and Commercial Organizations İl'dir is a rapidly developing. Numerous Ancient Ruins, the sea, surrounded by citrus groves and the green nature of cultural activities and a major cultural and tourism potential.


BC Neolithic Period 6000-5500
BC Chalcolithic Period 5500-3000
BC EBA 3000-2000
BC Middle Bronze Age 2000-1700
BC 1700-1200 Kizuvatna Kingdom
BC 1200-612 Kue Kingdom
BC The Kingdom of Persia 546-333
BC 301-101 Seleucid Era
BC 101 - Anno Domini-395 Roman
Anno Domini Byzantine 395-661
Anno Domini Some regions of the capture of 661 Muaviyenin Mersin.
Anno Domini The region 685-960 by the Byzantine and the Arabs to change hands frequently.
Anno Domini 960 to be dominated by the Byzantines to the region.
1082 Suleiman Shah to be the dominant region.
1124 Armenians captured Tarsus.
Anatolian Seljuq 1224.
Period Karamanids 1254.
Principality into the hands of Silifke 1357 Karamanids.
Gedik Ahmet Pasha in 1473 to Silifke take into Ottoman territory.
Participation in 1516 in Mersin and Tarsus Sized Walls of Ottoman rule.
1852 Mersin region to seize the Egyptian Ibrahim Pasha
Join the Mersin region of the Ottoman Empire 1859
December 17, 1918 in Mersin by the British occupation.
December 19, 1918 in Tarsus, the French occupation.
January 2, 1919 in Mersin, the French invasion
July 20, 1920 against the French War Bonds.
August 5, 1920 Pozanti Congress.
December 20, 1921 Ankara Agreement (Çukurova, the evacuation by the invaders.)
December 27, 1921 liberation from enemy occupation of Tarsus.
January 3 1922 in Mersin liberation from enemy occupation.
March 17, 1923 visit to Mersin Atatürk
Fact that 1924 in Mersin Province.
1933 Mersin in, İçel Silifke and merging with the County Center and County fact.
Icel Mersin's name changed to 2002.