The original name of the site is not known. But according to archaeological evidence it is a 5th and 6th century Byzantine site. First reference to its existence was by Professor Michael Gough in 1959.
Yanıkhan was a village. There are more than 30 house ruins. The most important building is a basilica. Although the houses are completely demolished a part of the basilica survives. In addition to main abscissa there are two minor abscissas. There are two sarcophagi. One may be an arcosolium which may belong to a certain Georgios Konon Chrisyophoros who, according to an inscription, was the commissioner of the basilica. There is also a cistern to the west of the basilica. 100 metres (330 ft) to the east of the basilica there is another church (called Church B by the archaeologists).
^Edwards, Robert W., "Yanikhan" (2016). The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, ed., Paul Corby Finney. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 731. ISBN978-0-8028-9017-7.