New Inscriptions Found During the Survey in Melli (Kocaaliler)

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Arslan M., Kileci Ş., Tarkan D.

Libri, vol.8, pp.179-184, 2022 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5281/zenodo.7488456
  • Journal Name: Libri
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-184
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The ancient site of Melli, a neighbouring site to Kremna and Sia in Pisidia, is situated on a high rocky mountain in the Kocaaliler town of Bucak, in the district of Burdur. The site was called Milyas by the early researchers, nevertheless its name is still unknown since there is no inscription found that records the city’s name. The site was probably destroyed by an earthquake since some of the buildings can clearly be seen to have collapsed on their own spots. In 2020-2021 clearing of the overgrowth and some arrange­ment works were carried out under the presidency of Burdur Archaeology Museum. This article presents four new inscriptions that are found during these cleaning works at Melli. The first inscription is an honorary document of a demiourgos whose statue was erected by his son; the second is a dedication to the Dioscuri; the third is a funerary inscription, and the last, a fragment.