There are a lot of cities that claim to be a 'crossroads of civilization,' many even in Anatolia. But Hatay really has as good a case as anywhere in the world to be given the term. There's so much to see, a home to all three of the great monotheistic religions, an important province to the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Ottomans. And, set right on the shores of the Mediterranean, it's also a beautiful spot surrounded by incredible natural scenery. It comes as no surprise, then, that this beautiful nature and the fusion of millennia's worth of civilizations has led to a cuisine that is out of this world as well! Antakya Sarcophagus It is a Sidemara type sarcophagus, named after the town where this time of sarcophagus was first discovered.