Rock Tombs

Rock Tombs Dalyan Turkey

These tombs are the resting place of the Kings of Caunos. They are carved from the rock in the style of Lycian rock tombs. There are two types of tomb to be found in Dalyan, simple chambers cut into the rock face and more elaborate Temple tombs, there is also a large unfinished tomb. Many tombs were built with false walls placing valuables behind them so as to fool robbers, eventually this was to no avail as all the Tombs were emptied of their treasures.

Rock tombs can be seen along the Lycian coast, Fethiye has some good examples of these Tombs, sadly of these Tombs including Dalyan are not accessible to the public due to the damage caused by visitors and their locations.

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