OLD KAHTA CASTLES
About 60 km. east of Adiyaman, near Kocahisar village. Within the castle there are cisterns and relics of a masque, bath and shops. Yeni Kale is the second fortress and is located in the village of Kocahisar just opposite Eski Kale. The Kahta River runs between the two. This fortress is built on a 300-350 metre high rock. Archeologists have proven it to be the fortress for the kings of Commagene. Certain additions were made in Mameluk times to give the appearance that it has today. The castle is surrounded by high walls with only one entrance gate. Inside are houses, shopping areas, a bazaar, a mosque, cisterns, a jail and a dungeon.
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