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xanthos

Xanthos

The ancient city of Xanthos was the capital of the Lyclans, and today it offers some excellent examples of the famous rock-cut tombs of these early Anatolian people. It is situated on the banks of the Koca Cayi, the former Xanthos River, at the present village of Kinik. The ruins at this site are among the most attractive to be found in Turkey.

History Of  Xanthos : The origins of Xanthos go back to a very early date. It was ruled by the kings of Lycia until the Persian occupation in the second half of the 6th century B.C. It was twice destroyed by the Persians during this period…>>

Ruins Of Xanthos : The site spills Into a narrow ravine and is spread out over the two sides here. It has been the subject of many archaeological expeditions, starting In 1838. Two funera! monuments are found in the western edge of the site, near the theater>>

 

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