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Room 17 contains the Nereid Monument, a large and elaborate Lykian tomb from the site of Xanthos in south-west Turkey, dating
from about 380 BC. The tomb is partly reconstructed at one end of the room, and other elements from its extensive sculptural
decoration are also exhibited. These include the female figures identified as Nereids - daughters of the sea-god Nereus - who give
the tomb its name. They have wind-swept drapery and are very Greek in style. The sculptures of the monument as a whole owe much
to Greece, though the tomb is an interesting mixture of Greek and Lykian styles.
2007