Halicarnassus

Halicarnassus

Halicarnassus is an ancient Greek city, stood on the site of modern Bodrum in Turkey. The city was famous for the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, also known simply as the Tomb of Mausolus, whose name provided the origin of the word "mausoleum". The mausoleum, built between 353 BC and 350 BC, ranked as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Muğla Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Greek

Later Cultures: Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments

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