Kaunos: An Ancient City of Ruins and Rock Cut Tombs

Kaunos: An Ancient City of Ruins and Rock Cut Tombs

6/11/2021, 11:32:37 AM
Kaunos: An Ancient City of Ruins and Rock Cut Tombs . Kaunos was once a thriving port city in Southwestern Anatolia near Dalyan, Turkey, between the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Its ruins tell a tale of a rich and opulent history with its many archaeological structures and elegant Kaunian rock-cut tombs. Life in this port city dates back to the tenth century BCE. However, it was finally abandoned around 1500 CE. Today, the site reveals a multi-cultural tapestry of life that once occupied this area. A Brief History of Kaunos Human activity in this region dates back to around the tenth century BCE. The Kaunians settled there beginning around the sixth century BCE. But real architectural structures did not surface until around the fourth century BCE. The Greek historian, Herodotus, wrote that he believed the Kaunians were the indigenous people of the region. Their language and culture indicated that they had a close association with their neighbors, the Carians. However, Herodotus pointed out differences between the two cultures in their social customs. Source : historicmysteries website Photographer ūüďł @bayraktarserkann

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