Veyselli rock reliefs

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Westernmost figure

Veyselli rock reliefs are a series of four rock reliefs in Erdemli district of Mersin Province, Turkey.

The reliefs are in the rural area between the villages of Yeniyurt and Veyselli at about 36°38′N 36°07′E / 36.633°N 36.117°E / 36.633; 36.117. The distance to Erdemli is 29 kilometres (18 mi) and to Mersin is 65 kilometres (40 mi). But the last 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) is impassable for motor vehicles.

There are four figures ; three soldiers and a woman. They are dated to Roman Empire era.[1] Each figure is about 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) tall and had been carved on the northern slope of a hill aboıut 3 metres (9.8 ft) high with respect to ground.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mersin Valiliği: Mersin Ören Yerleri, ISBN 978-605-4196-07-4 p.171