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View of a Roman Milestone displayed at Pelit Tesisleri (a service stop just north of the Cilician Gates at Pozanti).  This one, Milestone XV, stands at the left side of the entrance to the restaurant.  It was found at ancient Podandus, about 1.3 mi. [2 km.] north of Pozanti.  This milestone dates to AD 217 and states that Caracalla “repaired the Via Tauri which was dilapidated with age, by leveling mountains, smashing rocks, widening carriageways, and building bridges.”

For a map and a brief description of the Cilician Gates and their significance Click Here.

Information and translation courtesy of Dr. Mark Wilson.