Talk:Tomb of Payava

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Formatting[edit]

Anyone know how to fix the format issue that leaves the bottom of the lead paragraph seperated from the rest of the text by a big gap? I tried to fix it, but couldn't work out was causing it... The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 12:27, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't happen for me in Firefox.JMiall 16:32, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
Ah well, I'm using Google Chrome though I'm starting to think it's just my screen size that's the problem. Thanks anyway, The Flying Spaghetti Monster! 16:49, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Tomb base[edit]

How do you know that Lycian sarcophagus at Xanthos02.jpg is the base of the Payava tomb? The base pictured is shown here Xanthos.JPG to be in front of the Roman theatre to the side of the Roman agora. According to the map provided by Jenkins the Payava tomb is nowhere near that location. The map here seems to identify it as "House Tomb" whatever that means. SpinningSpark 15:15, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

I was just going by what was on es. I agree that Xanthos.JPG is of the "House Tomb" but are you sure that Lycian sarcophagus at Xanthos02.jpg is the same one? I assume you are saying that the right hand side of Lycian sarcophagus at Xanthos02.jpg is what you can see as the front face of the base in the other photo? JMiall 12:38, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
I am certain it is the same object by a multitude of small details. The "whitewashed" patch on the right, the two peg-like structures on the right corner of the 3rd course of stone, the rough stone structure in the background; all of these details, and much more besides, can be identified in the view of Xanthos in my picture. There is no doubt it is the same object, the question is, what is it? The original source at Flickr, as well as the English caption at Commons, says nothing about Payava, this would appear to be OR from es.wiki SpinningSpark 18:28, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Several books mention this tomb but annoyingly Google books has not got access to any of the pages with photographs. However check out this image in Flickr and this web page. Both would indicate that it is the house tomb. SpinningSpark 20:48, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
And these sketches [1][2] indicate the tomb of Payava has a plain, unadorned base. SpinningSpark 17:09, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Ian Jenkins confirms that the pictures were not of the Payava tomb - as SpinningSpark suggests, the tomb is elsewhere (in the Necropolis). It looks like this has been sorted out in any case.Sphenisciform (talk) 11:45, 2 July 2010 (UTC)