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1. Sarcophagus on a pillar

2. Roman theatre

3. Xanthian obelisk

4. Grand structures to the east

5. Tombs in the forest

6. In the British Museum

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Xanthian obelisk

Xanthos, Turkey

Xanthos, Turkey

The Xanthian obelisk is one of the first things you wee when you get here, positioned right north of the agora. Its function does not correspond with its name, it was another tomb on a pillar. As a matter of fact, its most principal claim to importance is the 250 lines inscription, which is the longest Lycian inscription.

By Tore Kjeilen