The Theatre at Letoum (also spelled Letoon)

(near modern Kumluova, Turkey)

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Near modern Kumluova, Turkey

Theatre Type:

Greco-Roman Theatre

Date of Construction:

1st half of 2nd cent. BC

Renovation Dates:

Roman reconstruction 2nd cent. AD


French Archaeological Mission 1962 to present


Cavea Width: 79 meters
Orchestra: Diameter 30 meters

Seating Capacity:

not available

Architectural Drawings:

Plan View

Across the river from Xanthus, 2 1/2 miles to the south-west and 2 miles from the coast, is the well-known sanctuary of Leto. Until 1962 little was to be seen beyond a theatre and a mass of blocks marking the site of a temple; since then the French excavators have uncovered the major part of the sanctuary and adjoining building, working largely under the water-table, and have recovered many interesting document concerning it. The excavation is continuing at the time of writing, and the publication is not yet complete.
(George E. Bean. Lycian Turkey. 1978). More...

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