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Kilise Façade  

The monument is located on the rocky hill overlooking Porsuk Stream, 2.8 km west of Yenisofça village, 25 km southwest of the city of Eskişehir. There are rock cut tombs on the same rock that were used in the Phrygian and Hellenistic periods. It is named as Kilise (church) by the locals because of the crosses engraved on these tomb chambers. It was discovered by A. Körte during surveys conducted between 1894 and 1895. The façade monument is highly weathered and eroded. Only the roof and the niche parts are visible today. Furthermore, there is a hole in the middle of the akroterion opened by treasure seekers.

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Brandenburg, 1906 Haspels, 1971 E. Anıl, 2020


Altars in Hasırcı Çiftliği

Hasırcı Çiftliği (Hasırcı Farm) is located on a rocky area approximately 2 km southwest of Yenisofça village. In the farmland, there are both Roman and Byzantine period tombs built in the low lying rock masses. There are two Phrygian altars identified on two rock masses close to each other. One of the altars have steps and a niche at the top of the rock and also a chamber tomb carved into the rock at the bottom. Second one with steps and an idol is on a nearby rock. The idol on the second altar has been destroyed after 2003.

B. Bilgin, 2020 B. Bilgin, 2020 B. Bilgin, 2020 E. Anıl, 2020



Literature:
Berndt-Ersöz, S. 2006. Phrygian Rock–Cut Shrines. Structure, Function and Cult Practice, Leiden.
Brandenburg, E. 1906. 'Neue Untersuchungen im Gebiet der phrygischen Felsenfassaden', Abhandlungen der historischen Klasse der königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 23, 633–716.
Haspels, C. H. E. 1971 The Highlands of Phrygia. Sites and Monuments, Princeton.
Tüfekçi-Sivas, T. 1999 Eskişehir-Afyonkarahisar- Kütahya İl Sınırları İçindeki Phryg Kaya Anıtları, Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları No:1156, Eskişehir.
Tüfekçi-Sivas, T. & H. Sivas. 2003. "Eskişehir, Kütahya, Afyonkarahisar İlleri Yüzey Araştırması Arkeolojik Envanter Raporu," TÜBA-TÜKSEK Kültür envanteri dergisi/Journal of cultural inventory 1, 2–32.

Image sources:
E. Brandenburg, 1906
C. H. E. Haspels, 1971
Ertuğrul Anıl, 2020
Bora Bilgin, 2020


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