Archaelogical Sites in Hatay

Hatay is a treasure trove of archaeological history. The ancient city of Tel Aççana is located on the Antakya - Reyhanli highway. At the excavations of Kinet Tumulus, remnants of various periods are still being discovered. Rock and earthen burial grounds were discovered in Kuzuculu and Karakese belonging to the 2nd - 3rd A.D and 4th - 5th centuries A.D, respectively.

From the executed excavations, tombs, glass bottles and pots, cooked earthen pots, oil lamps and signets have been unearthed. Ceylanli was a settlement place in the Byzantine and Gündüzogu Domain periods and there are ruins of the same scattered in the region. The nearby rocks contain rock tombs with inscriptions on them. There was a settlement place in the vicinity of Reyhanli, on the Antakya - Cilvegözü road which was known as "Imma", place of settlement, during ancient times. This location is famous for its promenade areas and tea gardens in the present day. The ruins of a Hittite palace and temple were discovered at the excavations in Tainat, the findings of which are exhibited in Hatay Archeology Museum.