His chief discoveries were at Xanthus, Pinara, Patara, Tlos, Myra and Olympus.
ST NICHOLAS, bishop of Myra, in Lycia, a saint honoured by the Greeks and the Latins on the 6th of December.
Myra, one of the most important cities of Lycia, occupied the entrance of the valley of the Andriacus; on the coast between this and the mouth of the Xanthus stood Antiphellus, while in the interior at a short distance were found Phellus, Cyaneae and Candyba.
According to Strabo the principal towns in the league were Xanthus, Patara, Pinara, Olympus, Myra and Tlos; each of these had three votes in the general assembly, while the other towns had only two or one.
(1901); see also articles XANTHUS, MYRA, PATARA.
Nicola, founded in 5087 to receive the relics of this saint, which were brought from Myra in Lycia, and now lie beneath the altar in the crypt.
Made Myra the Byzantine capital of Lycia, and as such it was besieged and taken by Harun al-Rashid in 808.
Myra has three notable sights, its carved cliff-cemetery, its theatre, and its church of St Nicholas.
There are also extensive ruins of Andriaca, the port of Myra, about 3 m.
This is as perfect as those of Myra and Patara, but larger than either, and yields the palm only to those of Aspendus and Side.
It is possible that Sarah Disraeli (the Myra of Endymion), or that "the most severe of critics but a perfect wife," may have had such dreams - hardly that they could have occurred to any mind but a devoted woman's.