Friday, 29 May 2009

Lycian Tombs

This is a photo of the Lycian Tombs in Turkey. I was on a boat tour around Lycia a mountainous region along the coast of south-western Turkey. I took this photo on a moving boat on a boat tour around Lycia. These are examples of Lycian rock tombs, these belonged to wealthy Lycians, they are finely worked with elaborate relief carving. Unlike the tombs of the poor and less wealthy which are plain and without relief carving. Most of these rock cut tombs hold more than one body because they were are so large. The entrances are sealed with a sliding stone door that run sideways along a groove to keep the dead in peace and to prevent people from taking their valuables in their tomb.
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