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Why would anyone build this massive wall in the middle of nowhere? I zoomed out to see what the wall would have protected and found the ancient city of Lydae on the peninsula.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 06-Dec-2007

Ancient Lydea (Historic)

Ancient Lydae

We were unaware of Lydae during our visit to wall bay.

While entering Wall bay on the website, I started to wonder what the wall was built to protect, so I zoomed out a bit and could see traces of an ancient settlement on the peninsula to the south. A bit more research on the web revealed that it was ancient Lydea. Not to be confused with Lydia which was a region on the west coast of Turkey.

According to the web, Lydea features sarcophagi, temple walls, cisterns, Corinthian columns and inscribed tablets from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

It might be worth a hike up here on the next visit.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 06-Dec-2007

The Wall (Point of Interest)