Mausoleum at Halicarnassus to be 'restituted'
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, also known as the tomb of King Mausolus, located in the western Turkish province of Muğla (Bodrum district) and listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is set to be restituted along with works to open the way from Bodrum Harbour to the tomb have been initiated.
|The ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus [Credit: FollowingHadrian/WikiCommons]|
The Mediterranean Countries Academy Foundation, which was established in 1993 and headed by Özay Kartal, started working on revealing projects that will shed light on the district’s 5,000-year-old history.
In a recent meeting held at the foundation, Pederson and Lund, who work for the University of Southern Denmark, spoke about Halicarnassus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Among the audiences were Kartal, professional tour guide Semih Adıyaman, underwater archaeologist and Associate Professor Harun Özdaş, architect Dilek Ertem, businessman İbrahim Atalay, photographer Oğuz Hamza and Bodrum Municipality official Filiz Uygun.
|Colossal statues of a man and woman, traditionnally identified as Mausolos and his wife. Parian marble, |
ca. 350 BC. From the north side of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Now in the British Museum
As part of the projects, the eight-meter-long ancient city walls encircling Bodrum and a 3,500-year-old hippodrome will also be unearthed.
Other projects include restoring a Jewish cemetery and a church, organizing the International Heredotus Culture and Arts Festival, illuminating the Myndos Gate, finding the foundation of Heredotus Institute of History, and gathering all ancient artefacts in the peninsula at the Mycenae Civilization Open Air Museum.
|Reconstruction of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus [Credit: © Dorling Kindersley RF/Thinkstock]|
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [January 12, 2017]