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Summary

Lydian rock cut tomb.

Class:

  • Grave or burial field
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Manisa - Magnesia ad Sipylum

Magnesia ad Sipylum

Battle of Magnesia in 190 BC

Battle of Roman–Seleucid War.

Koddinou Petra

Koddinou Petra

Archaeological Museum of Manisa

Archaeological Museum of Manisa

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

  Pausanias: Now that the Tantalus is buried here who was the son of Thyestes or Broteas (both accounts are given) and married Clytaemnestra before Agamemnon did, I will not gainsay; but the grave of him who legend says was son of Zeus and Pluto—it is worth seeing—is on Mount Sipylus. I know because I saw it. Moreover, no constraint came upon him to flee from Sipylus, such as afterwards forced Pelops to run away when Ilus the Phrygian launched an army against him1.

Sources:

  1. Ekrem Akurgal, Ancient Civilisations and Ruins of Turkey: From Prehistoric Times Until the End of the Roman Empir, II ed., Istanbul 1970, p. 133
  2. G. E. Bean, Aegean Turkey. An Archaeological Guide, London, Ernest Benn 1966, pp.58-61
  3. Charles Félix Marie Texier, Asie Mineure. Description géographique, historique et archéologique des provinces et des villes de la Chersonnèse d’Asie, Paris, Firmin-Didot, MDCCCLXXXII

References

  1. Pausanias, Description of Greece II.22.3 - http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0160%3Abook%3D2%3Achapter%3D22%3Asection%3D3