Tomb of Amyntas

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The tomb of Amyntas in Fethiye

The Tomb of Amyntas, also known as the Fethiye Tomb, is an ancient Greek rock-hewn tomb at ancient Telmessos, in Lycia, currently in the district of Fethiye in Muğla Province, located in the Aegean region of Turkey.

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History

Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the Ancient Greek city of Telmessos, with the Tomb of Amyntas located in the south side of the city in the mountainside, in the base of the mountain. The impressive looking tomb was built in 350 BC, and was named after the Greek inscription on the side of it which reads "Amyntou tou Ermagiou", which translated to English means "Amyntas, son of Hermagios". [1]

The tomb was built by the Lycians, the people who lived in this area of Turkey at the time. The Lycians were never members of a specific country, but rather a tightly-knit confederation of independent city-states, which included Telmessos.

Features

Compared to many other tombs carved into mountainsides in the area, the interior of the Tomb of Amyntas is very spacious. [2]

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References

  1. Berens, Kallie. "Fethiye Tomb". Mysendoff.com website. mysendoff.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  2. "Lycian Tombs". Lycian Turkey. Retrieved 19 October 2011.

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