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KYS (Bellibol) Turkey.

City in Caria, 30 km S of Bozdogan. It was recorded by Stephanos Byzantios in the form Kyon, formerly called Kanebion. An inscription informs us that it also at one time was called Palaiopolis, a name which has survived in the modern village. The rare coins are dated to the 1st c. B.C. The city was in a commanding position in the mountain country between the valleys of the Marsyas and Harpasos. The acropolis is on a height above a deep rocky gorge with a stream at the bottom. The seats of a theater can be seen in the village but the stage building has disappeared.


G. Cousin & G. Deschamps, BCH 11 (1887) 30Sf; A. Laumonier, Les Cultes Indigènes en Carie (1958) 463.


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