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"The Magnificent Lycians"

Xanthos was once the capital of the ancient empire of Lycia and the glorious abode of the much revered Lycians. The Lycians first came into prominence around 1200 BCE when they invaded the Hittite Empire. Although the Lycians imbibed much from the Hellenic and Roman cultures, they nevertheless successfully maintained their own unique identity throughout their long and colorful history. The city continued to be inhabited well into the 7th Century CE, before it was reduced to ruins as a result of the Arab invasion. The ruins of Xanthos, along with those of Letoon nearby, have contributed much to our understanding of the culture, beliefs and lives of the Lycians. A number of epigraphs have been uncovered at both sites and have provided a valuable insight into the history of this region. At the site of Xanthos you will encounter a magnificent theatre and numerous funerary monuments, while the site of Letoon is best known for its nymphaeum. Replete with stunning architectural remains, sculptures and more, a visit to Xanthos and Letoon is sure to delight history buffs and art enthusiasts alike. The two sites of Xanthos and Letoon have been jointly designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Xantos Yolu, Kınık, Turkey, 07970
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"The Magnificent Lycians"
Xanthos was once the capital of the ancient empire of Lycia and the glorious abode of the much revered Lycians. The Lycians first came into prominence around 1200 BCE when they invaded the Hittite Empire. Although the Lycians imbibed much from the Hellenic and Roman cultures, they nevertheless successfully maintained their own unique identity throughout their long and colorful history. The city continued to be inhabited well into the 7th Century CE, before it was reduced to ruins as a result of the Arab invasion. The ruins of Xanthos, along with those of Letoon nearby, have contributed much to our understanding of the culture, beliefs and lives of the Lycians. A number of epigraphs have been uncovered at both sites and have provided a valuable insight into the history of this region. At the site of Xanthos you will encounter a magnificent theatre and numerous funerary monuments, while the site of Letoon is best known for its nymphaeum. Replete with stunning architectural remains, sculptures and more, a visit to Xanthos and Letoon is sure to delight history buffs and art enthusiasts alike. The two sites of Xanthos and Letoon have been jointly designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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