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Tlos Byzantine Church, Turkey | by Nejdet Duzen
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Tlos Byzantine Church, Turkey

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Tlos was founded on the very top of the hill and it was fortified with walls. In 141 AD an earthquake struck the region causing immense damage in many Lycian towns. We know from inscriptions that Opramoas, a very wealthy man, made significant donations to these towns to help them in the reconstruction; at that time the strength of the Roman Empire was at its peak and Lycia was far from its borders, so the new town was built outside the walls, as no enemies threatened it.

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Taken on April 5, 2012