Near Dalyan in Ortaca (district), Muǧlai Province, Turkey
The Domed Church
It is one of the earliest and best preserved of its type in Anatolia. The date of the original construction of this church must be placed at the 6th century AD. It is an approximately square plan (14 x 14.5 m) and has three naves. The central nave was covered by a dome, while the side naves were vaulted. The apse has a round inner and three-faceted outer face. The entrance to this church is through the three doors at the west. Through the north and south oriented gates in the side naves, access was provided to the domed chapels joined to the eastern part of the church at a later date.
Anadolu'nun az sayıdaki en eski kiliselerinden biridir ve İS 6. yüzyılda inşa edilmiştir. Kilise klasik çağlardan bir kutsal alan üzerine oturmaktadır. Malzemesinin büyük bir kısmı devşirmedir. Yaklaşık kare planlı ana mekân (l4 x l4.5 m) üç gemilidir. Yan mekanların her biri tonoz., orta mekân ise kubbe ile örtülmüştür. İçten yuvarlak formlu apsis dıştan üç yüzlüdür. Mekâna batı yüzdeki üç ana kapıdan girilmektedir. Geç dönemde kilisenin kuzey ve güney duvarına birer şapel eklenmiştir.
Erected by Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı and Başkent
Location. 36° 49.574′ N, 28° 37.331′ E. Marker is near Dalyan, Muǧlai Province, in Ortaca (district). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalyan, Muǧlai Province 48800, Turkey.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Roman Bath (within shouting distance of this marker); Theater (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Theater Fountain (about 120 meters away); Caunus (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
More about this marker. This marker is located among the ruins of the Roman city of Caunus (Kaunos). Access to Caunus by road is available from Köyceǧiz via Hamilköy and Sultananiye. However, it is much easier to take a water taxi from the river front in downtown Dalyan.
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