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  • Sacrophagi, cliff tombs and the acropolis at Tlos
    Sacrophagi, cliff tombs and the...
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  • Acropolis crowns the view at Tlos
    Acropolis crowns the view at Tlos
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  • Ancient stadium at Tlos
    Ancient stadium at Tlos
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    Taurus Mountains soar beyond the theater at Tlos 3 more images

    by mtncorg Written Jul 7, 2009

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    With 34 well-preserved rows of seats, the theater has endured some bad years since it was built what with earthquakes and the advent of newer forms of entertainment. A significant aspect of the theater was that it was built up on a plain and not carved out of a hillside like most other theaters in the region, Of course that takes time. Here, it took 150 years to build.

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    Trees grow where bathers once rested 2 more images

    by mtncorg Updated Jul 7, 2009

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    Formerly a two-storied structure found across the stadium from the acropolis is the basilica. It used to consist of three naves and was 160 meters long. You definitely need a little imagination to see a church here now.

    The baths are also in bad shape. Those on the south end of the complex show evidence that they must have been very opulent with three sets of large bayed window that overlooked the Xanthos Valley to the south. Supposedly the y were financed by Opramos one of the richest men in all of Lycia. A creek that must have used to supply water babbles down along the south side of the building.

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    Ancient stadium at Tlos

    by mtncorg Written Jul 7, 2009

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    The main part of the stadium that remains is the flat area where the tracks used to run. A few seats remain. It looks like most of the stone was reused as parts of the defensive wall over time. The staidum acts more as a divider for the site between the political - acropolis - and the community.

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