Letoon

Letoon

Letoon or Letoum, was a sanctuary of Leto near the ancient city Xanthos in Lycia in modern Muğla Province, Turkey. Archaeological finds at the site, which was never a fully occupied settlement, but remained essentially a religious center, date back to the late sixth century BC, before the Greek cultural hegemony in Lycia, which began in the early fourth century BC. Letoon was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, along with Xanthos.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Muğla Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Lycia

Later Cultures: Ancient Greek + Persian + Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Xanthos-Letoon

Date of Inscription: 1988

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