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Council House Exterior 2
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View looking north at the exterior of the reconstructed Council House (Bouleuterion) at Patara.

The bouleuterion is in the shape of a small theater and could seat about 1,400 people.  There originally were 21 rows of seats.  According to an inscription, a roof covered it. 

Here not only did the council of the city of Patara meet, but according to ancient sources so did the "Lycian League."

Click Here for important comments on this league and its relationship to the US House of Representatives.