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Andrys Basten | profile | all galleries >> TURKEY Photos - Anatolia, 2004, with Canon Elph >> Lycian Telmessos tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Lycian Telmessos

Roaming Kalkan, Kas, Fethiye with the Lycian rock tombs ( cave tombs ) as one focus.

  The largest, for ( King ? ) Aymantas, is shown in the series after the first shot of a smaller rock tomb.


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This city is near several islands.
A 12-island tour is one of the most popular boat offerings.
Ancient Telmessos in Fethiye, with Lycian rock tombs

This city is near several islands.
A 12-island tour is one of the most popular boat offerings.

And there are also ones for less highly-placed personages below it, of course.
A rock tomb for a Lycian higher-up (so to speak)

And there are also ones for less highly-placed personages below it, of course.

Newer excavation of small theater, below
Newer excavation of small theater, below
From cafe across from (King?) Amyntas' rock tomb (largest there)
From cafe across from (King?) Amyntas' rock tomb (largest there)
Enjoying fresh orange juice (invisible here) and the view
Enjoying fresh orange juice (invisible here) and the view
It's not certain that Amyntas was a King or even well known.
But that's the name that's been given this for some time.
Approaching (King?) Amyntas' tomb

It's not certain that Amyntas was a King or even well known.
But that's the name that's been given this for some time.

Going up for a closer look at this famous lycian rock tomb
Going up for a closer look at this famous lycian rock tomb
Much bigger than it had looked from below
Much bigger than it had looked from below
No, I didn't go through that opening...
No, I didn't go through that opening...
Same area from the height of King Amyntas' mountain rock tomb
Same area from the height of King Amyntas' mountain rock tomb
Slightly different view on this really beautiful day
Slightly different view on this really beautiful day
Cafe owner with her fresh orange juice materials
Cafe owner with her fresh orange juice materials
Closer up.  A very warm person whose cafe location is grand...
Closer up. A very warm person whose cafe location is grand...
Lower tombs for those on a less exalted level, so to speak
Lower tombs for those on a less exalted level, so to speak
Entire cities in ancient (and new) Turkey have not survived some earthquakes
while their unique sarcophagi and rock tombs have.
The column on this one probably broke off
during one of Turkey's earthquakes.

Entire cities in ancient (and new) Turkey have not survived some earthquakes
while their unique sarcophagi and rock tombs have.