July 17, 2018

I was in Antalya, Turkey.

I'd heard of a place called Termessos - and I knew it sounded interesting, but I'd always thought it would be one of those places that I'd never ever get to see.

Well I found a taxi driver touting for business,  asked him if he could go up into the mountains to see the place, and he said yes ! 

The ruins are basically on a mountain top.

The ancient remains up there are absolutely staggering.
There are places where old stone sarcophagi (coffins) are simply tumbling down the hillside. 

The place was deserted after an earthquake in antiquity. You can see the earthquake damage everywhere.

And nobody has dug it !  

I read that the site has been surveyed on the surface, but archaeologists haven't actually dug down to find what secrets the site holds.

I guess the site is probably  just too inacessible - you can't get a vehicle up there.

Termessos. some of the ruins are from the time of Alexander the Great.  Definitely worth a visit if you're ever in the area !

The last picture is the mountains containing the old ruins.
Picture taken at sunset (or near to sunset) from Antalya.

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