Akcakecili Village and Ancient Columns

Mysterious columns of ancient times

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The columns in Akçakeçili (pron. Akchakechili) are more organized than the columns in the village of Yahya Çavuş. It is understood from 11 single-piece columns and column fragments scattered around that it was an intense quarry. Above the colonnade, there are remains of a building and multiple graves. When the column remains are examined, it is seen that it was operated during the Roman period. Research by TUBITAK has shown that the quarry has been in use for more than 10,000 years. The columns in the quarry are determined to belong to 200-300 AD. It is thought that the creek in front of the Quarry is used both for cutting and transporting the stones.

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