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CHALKETOR (Karakuyu) Turkey.

City in Caria 10 km NW of Milâs. In the Delian Confederacy Chalketor paid about one-third of a talent, but was reassessed in 425 at more than two talents. The city united in the 2d c. B.C. with Euromos, and later in a sympolity with Mylasa. The acropolis hill, now called Yaz Tepesi, carries a ring wall of masonry in Lelegian style; at its N foot was the Temple of Apollo, of which only a few blocks remain. Several inscriptions have been found here, including one in Carian. The tombs include sarcophagi, plain shallow graves, and a number of underground chambers solidly constructed of large blocks in the Carian manner. Near the neighboring village of Köşk are two forts with massive walls 3-5 m thick.


W. R. Paton & J. Myres, JHS 16 (1896) 210-11; G. Cousin, BCH 22 (1898) 374ff, 376 no. 16, cf. Polyb. 30.5.11; A. & T. Akarca, Milâs (1954) 133; G.E. Bean, Turkey beyond the Maeander (1971) 48-49.


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