Historic sites in Mersin
Hagia-Thecla (Meryemlik) is located in the town of Mersin, Silifke. Located about 1.5 km south of the city, Hagia-Thecla, a religious center of the Christian era. The holy place known as the Hagia-Thecla or Meryemlik started in AD 50. Ikonian (Konya) is a saint-Hagia Thecla (Hagia-Thecla), Hz. St. disciples of Christ. Paulus has adopted the teachings of Christianity, a pioneer missionary. St.Paulus of the orators in Konya, is dedicated to religion itself very impressed. Thekla, Konya to Silifke and Yalmaç'daki Roman izlenmelerinden has escaped. Previously, the so-called worship in secret on the katokomb, lived in a natural cave.
Hagia-Thecla, of Christianity is one of the oldest and most important holy places. It later became a religious settlement and the Hagia-Thecla was known as the Byzantine period.
Groundwater at the site known today as the worship Meryemlik cave, and then built on the remains of the apse of the Basilica of the monumental Zenon, Great Cistern, Ha-Marne. North Church, large and small reservoirs and can be seen in the necropolis area.
After his disappearance his cave-in Ayatekla'nın yanlarca regarded as holy by Christians, and Christianity as the religion was set free in 320 AD was used as a secret place of worship. Corinthian columns are placed into the strut for later this cave, made of mosaic tiles and 4 transformed into a church in the late century.