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  • Archaeologists discover second Lycian synagogue

    10/06/2012 7:07:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 13 2011 | unattributed
    Archaeological teams digging in the ancient city of Limyra in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have announced the discovery of a second synagogue from the Lycian civilization. Researchers initially thought the house of worship was a glass furnace, according to the head of the excavations, Dr. Martin Seyer of the Austrian Archaeology Institute. "We first found a bath and a menorah. After some [further] investigation, we found out that it was a synagogue," he said. Second synagogue in the Lycian city The synagogue in Limyra, which is located in Turunšova in Antalya's Finike district, is the second to be found...
  • On a mission to explore deepest Lycia Where Greek language has left its mark

    12/30/2005 11:40:22 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 403+ views
    Ekathimerini (english edition) ^ | Dec 30 2005 | Christina Kokkinia
    Oenoanda, as well as Cibyra and Bubona, belong to the northern section of the area, which in antiquity was known by the name of Lycia. No populations from mainland Greece ever settled there, but the Greek language flourished in these lands as much as in Ionia and Aeolis. The local population had already ceased using Lycian from the fourth century BC but never stopped emphasizing their origins and traditions. The Lycian people, as they called themselves, considered themselves part of Hellenism, but unique thanks to their Lycian characteristics. The Mediterranean once favored composite, cosmopolitan identities.
  • Lycian Influence To The Indian Cave Temples

    07/11/2005 10:37:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 718+ views
    There are caves and sarcophagi with pointed arches in Lycia, moreover carved as if they were wooden structures. Many of them were made in the 4th century B.C. As to India, the first cave temples appeared in the middle of the 3rd century B.C. They are the caves at Barabar and Nagarjuni Hills built for Ajivikas by King Ashoka. If there is no connection between the two sites located so far apart, it might be considered only a strange coincidence. However, there exists historical evidence of the eastern expedition by Alexander the Great of Macedonia (reign 336 B.C. - 323...
  • A Congress, Buried in Turkey's Sand

    09/21/2005 9:10:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 190+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2005 | Richard Bernstein
    The Lycian League was mentioned twice in the Federalist Papers, once by Alexander Hamilton, once by James Madison, so it could safely be said that it entered into the history of the formation of the United States. Now, after literally centuries of neglect, teams of Turkish and German archaeologists have been working under the hot sun of this small Mediterranean seacoast town, uncovering some of its treasures. Among them, liberated from the many hundreds of truckloads of sand that covered it, is the actual parliament building where the elected representatives of the Lycian League met. It has rows of stone...