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Limyra march 2012 5161.jpg

Limyra march 2012 5161.jpg

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Not too far from the main road a lone sarcophagus stood on a kind of pedestal.

The Sarcophagus of Xñtabura, a hipoje-sarcophagus of the Lycian house type. It has eagle-gryphons on the pediments, and various winged creatures on the lid. A funeral feast and a judging of the deceased (by Zeus and probably Rhadamanthys, Minos of Aiakos) are also represented. I did not get close enough to see them.

Source: On the Lycian way, a book sold in several museums in the area.

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