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SIDYMA (Σίδυμα: Eth. Σιδυμεύς), a town of Lycia, on the southern slope of Mount Cragus, to the north-west of the mouth of the Xanthus. (Plin. Nat. 5.28; Steph. B. sub voce Ptol. 5.3.5; Hierocles, p. 684; Cedrenus, p. 344.) The ruins of this city, on a lofty height of Mount Cragus, have first been discovered and described by Sir C. Fellows. (Lycia, p. 151, foll.) They are at the village of Tortoorcar Hissá, and consist chiefly of splendidly built tombs, abounding in Greek inscriptions. The town itself appears to have been very small, and the theatre, agora, and temples, are of diminutive size, but of great beauty.


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