Global Treasures XANTHOS DVD Global Television
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The ancient city of Xanthos lies on the southern Aegean coast that is today known as western Turkey. The ruins are the result of a transient history with evidence to suggest Lycian, Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine origin.
Xanthos was once the most powerful city in the centre of Lycia and is situated on the southern tip of the Xanthos Delta on a hill of important strategic value.
The Lion Grave, Harpyien Monument and the Nereiden Monument are among the cityGÇÖs finest archaeological treasures, as well as an acropolis and a theatre.
The impressive graveyard complex conceals numerous inscriptions that threaten punishment and curses in order to deter grave robbers.
It is difficult to believe that the cityGÇÖs brave inhabitants had to endure their city being destroyed twice while resisting their enemies. But the myth of Xanthos lives on!