Etenna is one of the ancient cities located in the village of Sırtköy which is in Manavgat. It was found in a high hill. There has been no detailed survey about the ancient city so far. Today the ruins of the acropolis, agora, church, baths, cisterns and a heroon can be seen.
It was in the borders of Roman Pamphylia. Before Roman time the city was mentioned by Polybius. He wrote in his book the people of Etenna in 218 BC. He mentioned Etenna as “the people living at the highlands above Side.” According to book Etenna provided Seleucid Achaeus with 8000 hoplites to help.
In Byzantıne time the city was an Episcopal center. The participation of Bishops of Etenna was mentioned in records of the 4th century.
Another interesting thing is rock cut tombs of the city. Although it is a Pamphylian city, burial customs and chambers reminiscent of Lycian’s. There is a considerable similarity between burial chambers. On the facade there is no sign of the owners of the tombs.
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