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Letoon Mosaics

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Letoon - Turkey

Date: 2008 November 2

Northern stars, from Cassiopeia (top right) to the North Star or Polaris (center) and Big Dipper (at the horizon) are visible in this wide angle image from the ancient sanctuary of Letoon. The world Heritage Site is a complex of temples near the ancient city of Xanthos. Dates back to the late sixth century BC, it was one of the most important religious centers of Lycians in Anatolia. It is now located near Kas in Antalya province of Turkey. Tunc Tezel

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