The first settlement on the site of Fethiye was founded back in prehistoric times. The modern city is full of interesting cultural and historical monuments. The most interesting historical object in Fethiye is Lycian rock tombs. According to scientists, their age is more than two and a half thousand years. On one of the hills there is the famous tomb of Amyntas; all those interested can climb the steps to the sacred site.
A historical monument of the later period is the beautiful mosque Cezayirli Hassan Pasha. Its construction was completed in 1791. Despite the impressive age and impact of time, the mosque still looks very impressive. The Fethiye Museum (Muzesi) invites travelers to learn a lot of interesting things about the history of the city and admire its priceless artifacts. Within walls of the museum there are hundreds of exhibits relating to different eras. It is noteworthy that all of them were found in the city and its surroundings. In addition to archaeological findings, the worthy collection of ethnographic artifacts is stored in the museum. Interesting crafts and art objects, costumes and decorations fully reflect the multi-faceted and unique culture of local people.
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