Halicarnassus

Halicarnassus, modern Bodrum in southwestern Turkey, is probably best known for one man and one building: the Greek researcher Herodotus (c.480-c.429) was born in this city and the Mausoleum was built there. The town (satellite photo) is still worth a visit: it has a nice theater, parts of the ancient walls are still standing, there is a splendid museum, but the Mausoleum is a bit of a disappointment: most stones were reused to build the castle and most sculptures of this Wonder of the Ancient World are now in the British Museum.

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