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A Lighthouse of TurkeyN

TR 121 Patara
latitude 44° 16' 36" N
longitude 15° 17' 34.7" E

Ruins of a Roman lighthouse built during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD). The surviving portion of the tower stands about 17 ft high. It was unearthed about 2005 by archaeologists studying the Roman port of Patara, an ancient Greek city annexed to the Empire in 43 AD. The ancient harbor eventually filled in completely and became a swamp; the lighthouse was apparently excavated from this sediment. The site is near the village of Gelemis, about 10 km west of Kalkan in westernmost Antalya province.

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