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Bodrum seeks return of Mausoleum of Halicarnassus artifacts

Bodrum seeks return of Mausoleum of Halicarnassus artifacts

Oct 8, 2012

Some artifacts from Bodrum’s famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus are on display at the British Museum, and work continues to get the art pieces returned to Turkey. Two of the seven wonders of the ancient world were located in Anatolia; one of which was the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and the other the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Bodrum, in the Aegean province...

Mausoleum Halicarnassus

Mausoleum Halicarnassus

Jun 25, 2012

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was built in Halicarnassus Mavsolos. Mausolus, the king of Caria, ruled until his death in 353 BC. Queen Artemisia had a mausoleum built for her husband that was to be known as the finest tomb in the known world. Today, its site is on open-air museum visited with awe for the...

Bodrum Amphitheatre

Bodrum Amphitheatre

Mar 16, 2009

The Bodrum Amphitheatre is a fourth-century B.C. amphitheater in Bodrum. It’s another structure accredited to the reign of King Mausolus, although it wasn’t fully completed until the Roman era. The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum, and it is one of the best preserved structures of ancient Halikarnassus. Originally, it was built...

Bodrum Castle

Bodrum Castle

Mar 16, 2009

Bodrum Castle is is one of Bodrum’s most recognizable landmarks. The castle is also one of the world’s finest museums of underwater archeology housed in a superb 15th century castle built by the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. The world’s oldest known shipwreck exhibition is now open. This star attraction rates a ‘must see’ on...

Zeki Muren Museum

Zeki Muren Museum

Mar 16, 2009

Zeki Müren was a prominent Turkish singer, composer and actor. He was famous for his compelling voice and precise articulation in his singing of both established Turkish classical music and contemporary songs. The last home of Turkey’s deceased favorite singer is now a museum. Worshipped much like Elvis Presley, Zeki Müren was a giant of the Turkish music...