18 May 15:42


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Seleucia was an ancient Greek city on the Mediterranean coast of Pamphylia, in Anatolia, approximately 15 km northeast of Side; the site is currently about 1k north of the village of Bucakşeyhler (also Bucakşıhler), approximately 12 km northeast of Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey.

It is situated on a hilltop with steep escarpments on several sides

making a strong defensive position. The track from the village has

recently been clear felled but the main site is still within a mature

pine forest. The German researcher Johannes Nollé has suggested,

however, that the remains at this location are not those of Seleucia but

rather those of Lyrba.

A proof that this alternative name "Lyrbe" is accepted by the

authorities can be found on a sign photographed in the same year the

picture illustrating this subject was taken. A picture of the notice is

followed by a gallery of what seems to be more properly called Lyrbe.