A Culture Boost For Bodrum’s Tourism and Heritage

One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (also known as the tomb of King Mausolus) located in the heart of Bodrum town is set to be restituted with works to open access direct from Bodrum harbor which will make access so much easier for tourists and will light up Bodrum as a ‘crowning glory.’

Paul Pedersen the renowned Danish archaeologist and his assistant Professor John Lund arrived in Bodrum to initiate this exciting project.

The Mediterranean Countries Academy Foundation was established in 1993 and has started to work on a project that will shed light on Bodrum’s  5,000 year old history by discovering artifacts underground that will provide the revival of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.  Part of the project will revive the eight meter long ancient walls encircling  Bodrum and a 3,500 year old hippodrome will also be unearthed.

Other projects on the peninsula of Bodrum will include restoring a Jewish cemetery and a church and illuminating Myndos Gate.

Remember that the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (another ancient wonder) is just a two hour drive from Bodrum, so visitors can see 2 out of 7 wonders in just one visit!

By Darren Edwards