This is a photo of the ancient Lycian city of Tlos, about 50km from Fethiye in South-Western Turkey.
The site dates from around the 4th Century BC, and was one of the most important cities of this region of Trkey called Lycia (famous for its tombs cut into rock faces). The city was one of the 6 major Lycian cities, and contains the temple-tomb of Bellerophon, who legend has it was the rider of the winged horse, Pegasus.
It is a highly important arceological site, with ruins and remains of several different eras. In this view of the city you can see Lycian rock tombs (both simple "holes" and the more ornate temple-tombs) cut into the cliffs, Lycian sarcophagi on the hillside to the left, and a Byzantine fortress, which was used by Turkish Lords until as recently as the 19th Century.
Other parts of the site include roman baths, an ampitheatre and a basillica, as well as more sarcophogi and rock tombs.
- Copyright: Dave UK (daverey) (560)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-18
- Categories: Castles, Ruins
- Camera: PENTAX OPTIO S40
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Archaeological and Ancient Sites of Turkey/Part II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-12 4:08