Town, southwestern Turkey. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Kerme
Sister and wife of King Mausolus (reigned 377/376–353/352) of Caria,
Artemisia was also known as a botanist and medical researcher.
Artemisia ıı (Statue by an unknown artist; in the
National Archeological Museum.)
HALICARNASSUS was the birthplace of the Greek Historian
HERODOTUS. It came under Roman rule in 129 BC.
and in early Christian times was a bishopric.
The ruins of the Castle of the Knights of St.John,
Founded C. AD 1400, dominate the ancient site.