Mausoleum of Belevi Kusadasi
This tomb is said to be that of the Seleucid king Antiochus II who died in Ephesus in 246 BC. From excavations carried out here it appears the total height of the structure is about 23m, without the roof, and the magnificent construction had a square shaped podium section of 11.37m high built on bedrock and decorated with carved stone work on all four sides. A chamber for the sarcophagus was carved into the south side of the rock. The podium had 8 columns on each of its four sides decorated with Doric style peristalsis. The second storey above the podium was 11.32m high and it is actually unknown as to how the top was finished. At the bottom on the crepidoma (platform) there are three steps that lead to the entrance of the podium.
The fragments of coffers found here depict funeral games, the centauromachy, human figures, horses and large urns and along with these there are life sized statues of lion-griffin figures displayed at the museums of Ephesus and Izmir . The sarcophagus of Antiochus II that was taken from the tomb is on display at the museum at Ephesus together with two lions.
Near to Belevi village and high up in the mountains there is a castle from which you get the most outstanding and breathtaking views.
Paradise Beach Kusadasi
Ephesus Ancient City
Aerial View of Kusadasi
Nysa Caria Ancient City
Guvercin Ada or Pigeon Island in Kusadasi
Kusadasi Property For Sale
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Chickpeas with Meat - Legume Courses
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