- Posted May 21, 2012 by
Beverly Hills, California
BODRUM, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World!
BODRUM The Blue Rose of the Mediterranean...
Bodrum is a port city in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova. The site was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, overlooks the harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.
The name Bodrum derives from Petronium, named from the Hospitaller Castle of St Peter (see history). The site was formerly known as Halicarnassus (Ancient Greek: Ἁλικαρνασσός,Turkish: Halikarnas) In Turkish, bodrum katı or bodrum also refers to a basement, cellar or dungeon.
Bodrum, Halikarnas, the Mausoleum of Mausolus by Metin Bereketli (c) 2011
31''x 25'' Acrylic on canvas
The "BODRUM, the Musoleum at Halicarnassus" painting is NOT computer generated. Created with infinite patience by the artist Metin Bereketli -- by millions of free-hand strokes applied with a thin brush on a canvas through the aid of a magnifying glass. That's why you need a magnifying glass to see all the fine details in these unique paintings.
US Postage Stamp of Bodrum Halikarnas