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THE Cilician Gates 1
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View looking south. The small road running away from the viewer is the old road that ran through the Cilician Gates. The modern six-lane highway is above it, and to the right in this image (not too visible).

Note the steep forested slope on the left (east) side of the image, and just beyond its base the white cliff rises up. The narrow Cilician Gates is actually located at the juncture of the bases of the forested slope and the distant cliffs. Numerous armies and caravans, from time immemorial, have passed through this area.

A large stone, with a Greek inscription is located at the end of this old road, where the river bed passes under the modern road. This pass lies 27.5 mi. [44 km.] to the north of Tarsus (via the ancient road system).

For a view of the pass from the opposite direction and additional commentary Click Here.

To view additional images of panels from the Cilician Gates Click Here.

Image from the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible, p. 180. To view/use additional images from the Atlas Click Here.