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Tyberissus or Tyberissos, also Tyberisus or Tyberisos, was an inland town of ancient Lycia, near the ancient settlement of Teimiussa that functioned as its port.[1] The name is not attested in history, but is derived from epigraphic and other evidence.[1] This combination of harbor and inland location is the focus of archaeological exploration.[2] Among the finds are tombs with Lycian inscriptions.[3] Coins inscribed "ΤΥ" of typical Lycian type were probably minted here.[3]

Its site is located near the modern town of Tirmısın, Asiatic Turkey.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Martin Zimmermann. "Hafenstädte in Lykien" (in German). Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ a b Stillwell, Richard; MacDonald, William L.; McAllister, Marian Holland, eds. (1976). "Tyberissos". The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites. Princeton University Press.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.


  • Martin Zimmermann [de]: Hafen und Hinterland. Wege der Akkulturation an der lykischen Küste. Vorbericht über die Feldforschungen in den zentrallykischen Orten Tyberissos und Timiussa in den Jahren 1999–2001. In: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Istanbul. Volume 53, 2003, pp. 265–312. (in German)

Coordinates: 36°12′55″N 29°51′23″E / 36.215355°N 29.856421°E / 36.215355; 29.856421