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    Fethiye(Telmessos), Turkey_Lycean Rock Tombs

    MCTalbot Aug 11 '10 0

    Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient Lycean city of Telmessos, the most important city of Lycia, dating from around the 5th century BC.

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    The city is surrounded by mountains on all sides, these tombs were carved into the cliff face behind the town.

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    Ignore the graffiti and smell of urine.

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Turkey is at the crossroads of the Middle East and Europe, to this day its unique geographic position has brought with it tremendous conflict. It has been occupied by such diverse civilizations as the Hittites, the Trojans, Lyceans, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantine and Ottomans, finally leading to the establishment of the modern Turkish state. In the wake of these periods of occupation, architecture from each has been deposited throughout the country.

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