|Author||T. A. B. Spratt – Edward Forbes|
|Editor||Kayhan Dörtlük – Tarkan Kahya – Remziye Boyraz|
|Page||2 vols. (302+332 pp), Hardbound|
|Figure||b/w ill. + folded maps|
|Series||Translation Series 3|
In 1842, waiting for stronger ships and equipment to carry away sculpture from Xanthos gave way to a special expedition undertaken by T.A.B. Spratt, E. Forbes and Mr. E.T. Daniell. Exploring Lycia, Pamphylia and Pisidia, many settlements were localised, inscriptions copied, maps and plans drawn as precisely as possible depending on the circumstances; moreover, land and water animals, coastline, marine zoology, botany and geology were also explored.
Very curious observations are found, here and there in the text, about the human landscape and social texture of the region. On the other hand, accounts of how about 70 to 80 chests “containing the grand remains of the past of Lycia were transferred on floating barges pulled by British sailors and oxen driven by Turks and loaded on the ships of Royal Navy with pride” may lead the readers to a more thoughtful, painful and self-criticising mode.