Influence of Lycian House Construction on
Architecture in Lycia Today
Wooden grain storehouses and "ambars" (a large type of storehouse) are often seen in Lycia - almost primarily in Lycia, in the area between Bezirgan and Elmali. They share many characteristics with Lycian rock-cut house-type tombs and may be a last vestige of Lycian house construction methods. The best examples of these storehouses are in the village of Beyler near Elmali. Unfortunately, there are only a few masters alive who know how to construct these buildings using a technique of interlocking joints; it seems that the art will die with them.