: Çardak
: Turkey
: Cilicia, South-Central Turkey
: 37° 04’ N, 36° 19’ E
: Armenian, Byzantine, Mamluk
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Çardak is a large Byzantine garrison fortress with a polygonal plan and several circular towers.  There are Armenian additions, including a chapel.  This site is located east of Osmaniye and guarded an important route from Cilicia Pedias and Toprak through the Anti-Taurus Mts. to the Antioch-Maraş highway.

 

Ref: Ecclesiastical 1, pp. 166-167; Fortifications, pp. 110-113; Expedition, Ch. 11; Burgen, pp. 108-110; Châteaux, pp. 87-89; Mamluks, pp. 114-115, 121.

 

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

: Cardak


Site Album Images Description Author Year Cultures
Cr
1
Site Plan(s)
Robert W. Edwards
1974 - 1981
Armenian, Byzantine, Mamluk
2
Color Transparencies
Robert W. Edwards
1974
Armenian, Byzantine, Mamluk
12
Color Transparencies
Robert W. Edwards
1979
Armenian, Byzantine, Mamluk
10
B&W Photographs
Robert W. Edwards
1979
Armenian, Byzantine, Mamluk