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View from the hill to the recently excvated monastery remains

View from the hill to the recently excavated monastery remains

The area north of Tophane houses a conglomeration of ruins of mixed Byzantine and Ottoman origins. One of the more interesting buildings here is a hamam (bathhouse) which appears to have been founded in Byzantine times and renovated and added to ever afterward. Between this and the coast road is the remains of a set of Ottoman artillery barracks (41.028059, 28.983344). A recent project to rebuild the barracks unearthed some rich Byzantine findings including a necropolis that appears to be linked to a monastery. This may be from the 4th-5th centuries. There is something of a controversy between those who want to examine the monastery remains and those who want to stop the archaeological work to rebuild the military edifice. We await further news.

Part of the bath complex looming over the monastery remains

Part of the bath complex looming over the monastery remains

There appears to be a plan to transform the place into an Arkeo-park under the auspices of Mimar Sinan University, similar to Koc University’s effort at Kucukyali.

The publicity photo that accompanies articles about the monastery (Aktuel Arkeoloji)

The publicity photo that accompanies articles about the monastery (Aktuel Arkeoloji)

Upper bath building in May 2014

Upper bath building in May 2014

Ottoman additions to hamam

Ottoman additions to hamam

Ince, E. (2016) O Lahitten Her Dag Basinda Var. Aktuel Arkeoloji (originally from Radikal) Available online at: http://www.aktuelarkeoloji.com.tr/o-lahitten-her-dag-basinda-var retrieved 14th Sept 2017

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