© Mark R. Fairchild

UNMISTAKABLE MARKER. Along the inner fortification wall surrounding the mainland castle at Korykos, the lintel and doorposts of an earlier building peek out above the rubble. At the left side of the lintel, a menorah with squared branches and a three-pronged base is clearly inscribed. Although ancient literary and epigraphic sources (including the New Testament) attest to a significant Jewish population in Cilicia, no ancient synagogue has ever been discovered in the region—but that might well change if the building buried here were excavated.