Into Turkey— Part Nineteen

Into Turkey— Part Nineteen December 5, 2022

In order to get to the nekropolis, one has to actually go past what was once the main street into town from the nekropolis end of town, so we will look at a few things before we start examining tombs….

From the backside one can even see the snow-capped mountains even in late July….

But right next to the Frontinus gate is in fact the tomb of a wealthy businessman named Flavius Xeuxis

72 trips around Cape Malea on the way to Italy brags this traveling salesman on his tombstone!, which simply reminds us that ancients were often far more mobile than we give them credit for.

We’ll deal with the other tombs in our next post, the last from the Lycus valley.

 


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