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Rising high above the site is a sheer column of rock honeycombed with rock tombs; archaeologists are still debating as to how and why they were cut here. Other tombs are within the ruined city itself. The one to the southeast, called the Royal Tomb, has fine reliefs, including several showing walled Lycian cities. With its photogenic mountain backdrop, Pınara's theatre is in good condition, but its odeion and temple to Aphrodite (with heart-shaped columns) are ruined. On the latter's steps, note the graffiti carved by its builders: an enormous (and anatomically correct) phallus.

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