The photo seems to have been taken from the South (Kemer) side of the property looking North. That land later became Tenekeli Mahale – a shanty for the Gypsies who had decided to settle. Most shoe polishers of Punta used to live there. Further information on the J. Müller in the Indicateur Commercial 1898-99, John Müller representing this wine business at Djoya Han in Smyrna. No evidence that Arnold Müller of Constantinople is of the same family, but letter-head attached for the purposes of future investigation.
image courtesy of Andrew Simes, 2011
Current views of the Tepecik mount, with wall remains, possibly Hellenistic and cistern remains probably from the Korn family who had a wine business based on their farm house here until 1922. In the early 2000s the municipality buldozed most of the top part of this mound that was probably an ancient tumulus, it was a good 15-20 m. higher. There was a traditional belief among some Levantines that Tepecik hillock may have been an early tumulus, upon which may have stood the temple of Cybele, seeing its proximity to Diana’s baths, and Diana’s temple on the opposite hill. It appears the Germans adapted this ~30 m. high hollow hill to store their vats and barrels for their wine business, whose vaulted walls are still visible today.
image courtesy of Andrew Simes, 2011
image courtesy of Andrew Simes, 2011
image courtesy of Andrew Simes, 2011