Mausolus was a Greek-speaking, Persian satrap who ruled Caria somewhat independently from 377 - 353 B.C. His kingdom was centered in Halicarnassus (now, Bodrum) and Mausolus had a special road built to travel to the Myndos (now, Gumusluk) harbor at the westernmost point on the peninsula where he liked to watch the sun setting over what are now the Greek islands Kalymnos and Leros. I took the attached picture in an outdoor cafe at the Gumusluk harbor.
Mausolus' sister and wife, Artemisia II, had a gigantic tomb built to honor him in Halicarnassus. The Mausoleum was one of the seven wonders of the world.
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[Photo: Bob Patrick]