This ancient city is now known as Bodrum
in Turkey. Popular ancient historians
Herodotus (late 5th century BC) and
Dionysius were born in this city.
It is widely believed that Dorians from
Peloponnese have founded the city of
Halicarnassus. There are some notes from
famous historians about some Carian
inhabitants. Artemisia is one of the
popular Queens from Halicarnassus. She
has bravely defeated the enemies of
Rhodes in the Battle of Salamis.
The most popular part of this city is
the castle of St. Peter. This was
constructed during 1400 BC using the
parts of the great Mausoleum.
This served as a place of refuge for all
Christians during the time of crusades.
Halicarnassus also had a gate called
Myndos gate located on the west side,
which stood hard against the Alexander's
invasion during early part of 4th
century BC. This gate is a part of the
long wall which helped the city for a
while. But eventually Alexander invaded
the city. After his victory Alexander proceeded