: Çaleoğlu
: Turkey
: The Pontos, Northeastern Turkey
: 41° 01’ N, 37° 29’ E
: Hellenistic, Late Antique, Byzantine

Çaleoğlu is a large garrison fortress, primarily of late antique and Byzantine construction, at the summit of a precipitous outcrop.  The first of four baileys is protected by a barbican while the others have entrances through narrow corridors, often protected by towers.  There is evidence of at least one scarped sarcophagus.  This site is located on the strategic inland route connecting Niksar to Ünye on the Black Sea.


Ref: Pontos, pp. 183-187, 235-39; Byzantine, pp. 103-106.


Additional photos are in the references above.

(Site description written and references compiled by Robert W. Edwards)

: Caleoglu

Site Album Images Description Author Year Cultures
Site Plan(s)
Robert W. Edwards
1977 - 1983
Hellenistic, Late Antique, Byzantine
B&W Photographs
Robert W. Edwards