Halicarnassus Turkey

Explore one of the amazing Seven Wonders of the World in Bodrum. The 4th century BC Mausoleum of Halicarnassus ancient site is a testament to its time. The grand tomb was built by famous sculptors for the elaborate resting place of the great ruler of the region, Mausolus. The design was so architecturally unique for its period, adopting styles from different countries; it gave its name to all following monumental tombs.

Not much of the ruins remain today, but visitors can still marvel at its significance of the 1500 year old Mausoleum and hear more about this ancient time. Some of the handcrafted, marble decorations are kept in the Underwater Archaeology Museum in the Bodrum Castle.