Acts 22:3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. and Acts 21:39 Paul answered, “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city.
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Xanthos is an ancient Lycian city located on a ridge 7.5 mi. inland from the Mediterranean Sea. It was the chief city of Lycia and prospered under Roman Rule as the leading city of Lycia in the Roman Province of Asia.
Xanthos is a well–preserved site, with Lycian, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine remains—this in spite of the fact in the mid 19th century Charles Fellows removed many of the most prominent artifacts to England. They are now housed in the British Museum.