photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Xanthos or Xanthus tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Xanthos or Xanthus

Bütün Türkiye resimleri için buraya basınız veya Başka antik yerleri için buraya basınız
Click here for my page with very many Turkish cities OR Other antique cities

From the Enc. Britt. which has -us: modern Kinik principal city of ancient Lycia. It is situated on a cliff above the mouth of the Koca (Xanthus) River in what is now western Turkey. The early history of Xanthus is unclear: although it is mentioned in early Lycian inscriptions, no Bronze Age remains have been found within the city. According to the Iliad, the Lycians, led by the hero Sarpedon, were the most prominent allies of Troy in the Trojan War. Xanthus reappears in the historical records of the 6th century BC as the principal city of Lycia. About 540 BC it was besieged by Harpagus, general of the Persian king Cyrus. The Lycians, forced within their walls, collected their wives and children and burned them, together with their slaves and treasure, under their acropolis; then, attacking the Persians, they died fighting to the last man. Soon rebuilt and repopulated, the city flourished from the 5th century BC to 42 BC, when, besieged by the Romans under the command of Brutus, it repeated its heroic defense. The site has well-preserved ruins of a theatre, temples, and other structures. The most remarkable ruins of the city are huge rock-cut pillar tombs; in the 19th century the British archaeologist Sir Charles Fellows sent reliefs and sections of the tombs to the British Museum, where they are exhibited today. Upon one of the remaining pillar tombs is the longest and most important of inscriptions in the Lycian language.

The Wikipedia has "Xanthos", which I find in several guides also. Whatever, I travelled more often in these regions in the nineties, and several times past by bus, for an instant glimpsing some pillar tombs, then moving on. In that sense finally getting here in 2011 felt like finally hitting a target I had often just missed. The site turned out to be lovely. I went on to nearby Leotoon, another fine site. Adding captions I used some information from a site which shows how many pieces are elsewhere (British Museum). The View map option may help you locate things.

I'm reorganizing, so some pictures will change places.
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 ALL next page
Xanthos 2016 7234.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7234.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7235.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7235.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7236.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7236.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7237.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7237.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7238.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7238.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7241.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7241.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7242.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7242.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7243.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7243.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7244.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7244.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7245.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7245.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7246.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7246.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7264.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7264.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7281.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7281.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7282.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7282.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7289.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7289.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7290.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7290.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7296.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7296.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7297.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7297.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7319.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7319.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7323.jpg
Xanthos 2016 7323.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7239.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7239.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7240.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7240.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7247.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7247.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7248.jpg
Xanthos Cardo 2016 7248.jpg
Xanthos Nereid monument 2016 7221.jpg
Xanthos Nereid monument 2016 7221.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7285.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7285.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7286.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7286.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7287.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7287.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7288.jpg
Xanthos Sarcophagus 2016 7288.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7317.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7317.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7320.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7320.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7321.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7321.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7322.jpg
Xanthos Tombs 2016 7322.jpg
previous pagepages 1 2 3 4 ALL next page