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When Freya Stark dropped anchor in Loryma in 1952, she found it among the least visited and loneliest parts of the coast. Today the bay (Bozuk Bükü) on the tip of the Bozburun Peninsula is still a quiet spot, without facilities and yachts are still the best way to reach the ruins of the ancient fortified town. In 408BC Loryma became part of the federation or Peraea of Rhodes, which lies just 20 miles away across what is the narrowest point between the island and the coast. A statuette of Artemis, from around 125BC, is among several items from Loryma now in the collection of the British Museum.

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Issue 59, June 2019 Behind Closed Doors
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