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    Telmessos

    Telmessos, modern resort town of Fethiye, is the last large Lykian city on the west, before Caria land begins. Today the modern city developed just over the ancient city, leaving most of the ruins buried underneath the modern town of Fethiye. Nevertheless, The Lykian house and temple type tombs are magnificent, and the Temple of Tomb of king Amyntas is a masterpiece of the Lykian funeral architecture. The ancient theater was also discovered within the city in 1993.

    Within the borders of Fethiye, there are many rock-cut tombs carved on a steep rocky slope, 3 of which are temple type and others reflect examples of civil architecture. This tomb, which is one of the three temple types and known as the "King's Tomb" among the people, has remained relatively intact compared to the other two. Named as Aminthas Tomb (Aminthas Mezarı) due to the inscription "Aminthas son of Hermapias" on the central part of the east ante walls and dated to the 4th century BCE, this Ionic Regular in antis (temple type with two columns between the antes) is the projected form of the front facade of a temple on the rock. The other tombs, which are the symbol of the city and on the same steep slope to the east, are the best examples that give information about the metal and woodworking of the Lycian Region.

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