The Tomb of King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor made a powerful impression on the minds of the people of the ancient Mediterranean.
King Mausolus was the son of Hecatomnus (r.377-353 BC), who ruled the Caria on the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor (Anatolia, Turkey) as vassal or ‘satrap’ of the Persian empire. Mausolus ascended the throne after his fathers death in 377 BC. Read the rest of this entry »
In the Mediterranean Turkey, near the pretty town of Dalyan is the magnificent ancient site of Kaunos, a significant city in the past and is easily accessible on foot or by motor-boat.
Its existence dates back to the IX century BC but it was in 540 BC that this city is at the heart of the history of the region as part of an expedition led by the cleric Harpagos against Caria and Lycia, two important neighboring territories. Read the rest of this entry »