Previous holy site in Turkey’s Marmaris revealed to be tomb of Greek boxer

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Archeologists have recently discovered that a mausoleum previously thought to be that of a Muslim saint is actually the final resting place of a Greek boxer who lived 2,300 years ago, the Milliyet newspaper reported.

The tomb, located in Turgut, near Turkey’s Aegean coastal city of Marmaris, had traditionally been a place of pilgrimage until 40 years ago, when it was determined that it was neither the grave of a saint nor a holy site, which led to its subsequent plunder.

The boxer interred in the mausoleum, Diagoras of Rhodes, had the following words inscribed on the walls: “I will be vigilant at the very top so as to ensure that no coward can come and destroy this grave,” Milliyet said.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. How could Diagoras imagine that his grave will end up in a place controlled by cowards that will sell their mother for a few TL?

  2. Remember, that ‘cowards’ kicked your asses there many times and sent you out of Anatolia back to where you belong, Greece. You can no more come to plunder Anatolia from Greece, thanks to that ‘cowards’. That is what make you upset, right? Grow up and live with it:)

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