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The Harpy Tomb at Xanthos

Photo Xanthos monument Photo Xanthos monumen

Two views of Xanthos monument

The Harpy Tomb, originally over 8 m high, is typical of the tombs of the local rulers of Caria and Lycia, where the tomb chamber was placed on top of a tall pillar. The outside of the chamber was decorated with marble reliefs dating from around 480/470. The structure is named after the Sirens at the corners, which were once thought to represent harpies.

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