The Xanthian Obelisk

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The Theater At Xanthus In Front Of

it nice big open area lovely views of the hills around, but they’re all insignificant. I mean you’ve seen one theater you’ve seen them all but this. This is perhaps the most important archaeological find in the region. It’s an inscribed pillar, but what makes it significant is that this is the longest inscription We have of the Lycian language. These letters are not Greek.

If I Get Closer Youll See Lots

of perhaps unfamiliar letters. I say they’re not Greek, but the wonderful thing about this the thing that makes it like the rosetta stone is that there is actually some Greek. I come round the back here you can see towards the top where I noticed it’s been cleaned. There are 12 lines of Greek and so with our knowledge of Greek. We were able to translate most of the rest.

We Dont Actually Know Lycian Very Well, But

we do know what this says and glorifies the local wrestler and and cutting a long story short he was really great and noticed at the top of the pillar seems to be missing well. I I think I’ve found it come around the back of this and more inscription off in the distance. You get a view of what was presumably once the broad fertile plain on which the locals here grew their crops well. They’re still growing stuff but today it’s just a sea of greenhouses. The valleys are now a sort of silvery white color right.

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Theres A Sheep Eating Onion Skins

there as the entranceway is an arid monument. Not much of it left a shot here of the theater and there’s a stone. We were talking about covering lysine but Grieg at the top there and no. Vowels so far as I know close up there letters There were loads of nice bits of work stone lying around on the ground, so what you have to hold off in Don’t You clearly all the valley in background herbs glittering silver and yes.

There Were Cattle Grazing There With Them Pills

and attendants and all the flowers were out to glorious time. Goosey and April cats like me for some reason. All Roman buildings there believed always the platform there with the original Lyceum house platforms is a valley again and as top of the sarcophagus and more wildflowers and there’s the valley from the air Oh, the albedo whew.

Summary

This is the longest inscription We have of the Lycian language. The letters are not Greek. They’re not Greek, but the wonderful thing about this the thing that makes it like the rosetta stone is that there is actually some Greek.& There are 12 lines of Greek and so with our knowledge of Greek. We were able to translate most of the rest.& We don’t actually know lycian very well, but we do know what this says and glorifies the local wrestler and and cutting a long story short he was really great and noticed at the top of the pillar seems to be missing well. There were loads of nice bits of work stone lying around on the ground, so what you have to hold off in Don’t You clearly all the valley in background herbs glittering silver and yes. The valleys are now a sort of silvery white color right. There was cattle grazing there with them pills and attendants and all the flowers were out to glorious time.&…. Click here to read more and watch the full video