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Elekçitepe rock tombs

Ancient settlements around Kula dates back to Lydian Empire 1200 BC. Ancient rock tombs in Kula are strongly linPAİNked to its Earth heritage monuments. The diversity of rock tombs are directly related to the diversity of local lithology. Distinctive rock tombs have carved in to schist, limestone lithologies where each one has a unique character. At the foot of Elekçitepe cones an archaeological site of ancient tombs are found carved in to the schist bedrock of Menderes Massif. More than 500 of those rock tombs have been found and recorded while at least as much exist underground. The age and origin of these ancient tombs are unknown. These gravels constitute an important link that combines ancient cultures, history and Geology

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