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LAGON (Evdir Han) Pamphylia, S Anatolia.

Referred to as Lagbon in Livy. The city was founded on a plain surrounded with pine forests. It is 17 km from modern Antalya. Canals passed through the city. As the remains show, both sides of the canals were adorned with richly ornamented altars and porticos. The ancient city was probably on the road from the N to Antalya. This idea is supported by Seljuk caravanserais seen along the road at regular intervals. Very near the center of the ancient city is a small prostyle tetrastyle temple of the 2d c. A.D., which is the best-preserved structure on the site. Around the city are to be seen rock-cut graves and grave monuments. Artemis was especially honored. The site has not been excavated.


Pace, “Escursioni in Licia,”Annuario 3 (1916-20) 65; Moretti, “Rovine di Lagon,”Annuario 3 (1916-20) 135-41.


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