Archaeology Travel, Asia Minor, Hadrian, Lycia, Photography, Turkey

Hadrian goes to Phaselis – images from a Lycian harbour city

Phaselis was an ancient Greek and Roman city on the coast of Lycia, today situated 35km south of Antalya. Shaded by towering pine trees, its ruins lie scattered around three small beautiful bays. Once a thriving port shipping timber and rose oil, its beauty is now admired by thousands of visitors each year. Phaselis was… Continue reading Hadrian goes to Phaselis – images from a Lycian harbour city

Archaeology Travel, Asia Minor, Lycia, Turkey

Exploring Xanthos – images from the biggest city in Lycia

The legendary capital of Lycia had always been the most important city of the country. Strabo describes it as the biggest city in Lycia. "Then one comes to the Xanthus River, which the people of earlier times called the Sirbis. Sailing up this river by rowboat for ten stadia one comes to the Letoüm; and… Continue reading Exploring Xanthos – images from the biggest city in Lycia

Hadrian, Lycia, Turkey

Hadrian granary in Andriake to make up a portion of new Lycian Museum

As recently announced in the Hurriyet, a new open-air museum is being constructed at Andriake, the harbour of the ancient city of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). The Hadrianic granary (Horrea Hadriani) is the most symbolic building of Andriake. It covers an area of 2307 sq.m. and stands intact up to its roof level. The inscription in capital letters extending all along… Continue reading Hadrian granary in Andriake to make up a portion of new Lycian Museum