Xanthos: City Of The Brave Hearts
There is not a lot of city in world history that is famous with its passion of freedom and independence. Xanthos is a well-known ancient Anatolian city that is besieged by many powerful armies including Persians, Macedonians and Romans.
What makes it so special is that the people of Xanthos never surrendered, instead they fought bravely for their freedom and they preferred a mass suicide to being captives.
The brave lycians’ heart-breaking story not only melts our hearts; but Brutus of Roman army also could not stop tears streaming down his face when he sees a woman of Xanthos runs into the fire with her baby in her arms. He claims that he will reward every soldier who will save the people Xanthos, yet his efforts would only be enough to save few people.
In order to follow the footsteps of this epic story, visit Xanthos ancient city.