Patara. Turkey. A typical Lycian sarcophagus or free-standing tomb at the Necropolis near the Triumphal three arched gate. The gate was erected in 100 AD in honour of Mettius the Roman governor of Lycia and Pamphylia Modestus who commissioned the building of an aqueduct. The ancient Lycian seaport Capital city of Patara, was one of the six principle cities of Lycia (Lycian League) and is located in the Antalya Province along the south western (Turquoise) coast of Turkey.
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