TransAnatolie Welcomes You  to TurkeyExplore Turkey via TransAnatolie Tour

 

 

 

En  Fr  De  Nl  Be  Tr

[ Tyana ] Mt. Bolkar ] Aladag ]
Tyana

 

Up

  Tyana (Niğde)

Tyana, Kemerhisar, Nigde

Situated at the town of Kemerhisar, 4 km south of Bor and on the main route south from Cappadocia to the Cilician Gates, is the Hellenistic and Roman site of Tyana. In later times the city was the seat of a bishop, and it was an important staging point in the Crusaders' march south. This is also the site of Hittite Tuwanuwa but most evidence of the 2nd and 1st millennia BC occupation was destroyed by Roman building activities. Since 2001 the site has been excavated by Guido Rosada.

In 2004 the main area of investigation was the Roman baths. In 2003 the frigidarium, tepidarium, caldarium, profenium and wood store were excavated, and work in these areas was completed in 2004. The north-east section of the baths lies below modern houses and so the building could not be completely cleared. The hypocausts are only 0.6 m apart; the hypocaust disks were restored. The baths had gone out of use by the 4th century AD and the area was used for glass production. The water channel to the baths was destroyed when the galleries were created in the 8th/9th century, at the time of the invasions of the Arabs.

The basilica thermatorum showed two phases with, in the second phase, an extension to the west towards the pool. The aqueduct was also investigated and work will continue on it.

The excavation website is at http://www.tyana.info

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Home ] Up ]

Mail to  info[at]transanatolie.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright © 1997 TransAnatolie. All rights reserved.
Last modified: 2016-08-27
 
Explore the Worlds of Ancient Anatolia and Modern Turkey by TransAnatolie Tour: Ancient Anatolia Explorer, Asia Minor Explorer, Turkey Explorer; Cultural Tour Operator, Biblical Tour Operator, Turkish Destinations, Cultural Tours to Turkey, Biblical Tours to Turkey, Health and Cultural Tours to Turkey, Thermal, Thalasso Holidays in Turkey,  Archaeological Tours to Turkey, Historical Tours to Turkey, Cultural Heritage Tours to Turkey, Cultural Tours to Turkey, Hobby Eco and Nature Tours Holidays to Turkey,  Beach and Plateau Holidays in Tuirkey, Anatolian Civilizations, Ancient Cultural Museums in Turkey, Top Turkish Museums, Museums in Turkey, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Istanbul Archeological Museum, Ephesus Museum, Mevlana Museum, Topkapi Museum, Museum of Topkapi Palace, Turkish Cities, Turkish Destinations, Ancient Cities in Turkey, Ancient Anatolian Cities, Turkey in Brief, Turkish Culture, Turks, Turkish Language, Turkish Philosophers....Circuits culturels en Turquie, Excurcions en Turquie, Vacances en Turquie, Circuits de Culture en Turquie, Circuits de Croyance en Turquie, Turquie, Villes Antiques en Turquie, Musees en Turquie, Empires Turcs, Revolution de Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turquie d'Ataturk, Culturele Tours in Turkije, Rondreizen in Turkije, Reizen naar Turkije, Culturele Rondreizen naar Turkije, Vakanties in Turkije, Groepsreizen naar Turkije, Turkije, Turkse  Geschiedenis, Geschiedenis van Turkije, Oude Steden in Turkije, Oude Beschavingen, Oude Anatolische Beschavingen, Turkse Steden, Turkse Musea, Musea in Turkije, Turkse Steden, Overzicht van Turkije, Turkije in het Kort, Turks, Turkse Taal, Turkse Gescheidenis, Osmaanse Rijk, Ottamaanse Rijk, Gezondheid Tours Vakanties in Turkije, Geloof Tours in Turkije, Culturele Tour Operator, Turkije Specialist 
 
The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies