Cemilli Castle

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Cemilli Castle
Mersin Province, Turkey
Cemilli Castle.JPG
From the south
Cemilli Castle is located in Turkey
Cemilli Castle
Cemilli Castle
Coordinates 36°48′N 34°27′E / 36.800°N 34.450°E / 36.800; 34.450Coordinates: 36°48′N 34°27′E / 36.800°N 34.450°E / 36.800; 34.450
Type Small castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built by Byzantine Empire (?)
Materials Stone
Demolished Most of it

Cemilli Castle (Turkish: Cemilli Kalesi, also called Kaleburnu Castle) is a medieval castle in the rural area of Mersin in southern Turkey.

Geography[edit]

The castle is in the southern slopes of Toros Mountains at 36°48′N 34°27′E / 36.800°N 34.450°E / 36.800; 34.450. It is situated to the east of Cemilli village and to the west of Mersin. Its distance to Mersin is 30 kilometres (19 mi). Its altitude is 540 m (1,770 ft). It overlooks to village and the road connecting Mersin to Fındıkpınarı.

Building[edit]

Both Cemilli and Kaleburnu are Turkish names. The original name of the castle is not known. It is a small medieval age castle. It was built probably to control the road to north. Presently most of the building has been demolished . There are cracked pieces of ceramic coating from the Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman eras around the castle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mersin Ören Yerleri, Mersin Valiliği, İstanbul, 2009, ISBN 978 605 4196 07 4 p.63