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Greek Inscription
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Detailed view of a portion of the circular Greek inscription that was on the Patara Lighthouse.

According to Dr. Mark Wilson (personal communication updating his book) writes that "the inscription should be dated to Nero's eleventh tribunician power, thus between October 64 and October 65."  And . . . "a second lighthouse (antipharos) still lies buried in the sand on the opposite side beneath Kurshunlutepe."

The Greek inscription names "Marcus Sextius Priscus . . .  who served as governor until the right of Vespasian in 71-72."

Note the outline of the letters and the deep holes into which the inscription was fastened.