Lion of the Lion Harbor 1

Lion of the Lion Harbor 1

View of the remains of one of the lions that guarded the "Lions’ Harbor." Originally there were two stone lions, one on each side of the harbor, and a chain was strung between them so that in times of danger it could be raised to keep enemy ships out of the harbor.

To see a close-up view of the lion Click Here.

To view the general area of the "Lions’ Harbor" Click Here.

For a brief description of the biblical and historical significance of Miletus and a map Click Here.

PS: the Turkish word for "lion" is "Aslan."