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Travel Blogs from Bodrum
... castle sits on a tiny piece of land, once surrounded by water, jutting out to sea in the bay of Bodrum, but is now surrounded by yachts, fishing markets and lots of stores and restaurants. The castle's main purpose is now the underwater archaeology museum of mined ship wrecks in the Medierranean, with arguably the best collection of ancient underwater finds in the world. Items dating back to the 14th century BC (that's over 3,400 years ...
... I could muster was, “uh, what?”
Anyway, I am hoping for some visible sign of the fight tonight. I’ll keep you posted.
Bodrum, Turkey, is a quite lovely place. A beachfront town it boasts a long boardwalk (sans boards) at the sea’s edge populated by shops and bars and restaurants and boats and a fort and dogs and more shops and coffee houses and dance halls and money changers and statues and cats and ...
... than I remembered but eventually I was back in the water! The marine life wasn't exactly comparable to the dives I'd made in Thailand, the colour theme was more of a drab grey than the vibrant reds and yellows I recalled from my other dives and the first ten minutes were spent adjusting my buoyancy and trying to remember what to do! But after that everything I love about diving came flooding back ...
... It was undamaged and looked just as intended when Alexander the Great conquered here in 334 BCE, and stood for 16 more centuries.
There is some mention of it being destroyed in the 12th century CE but it was certainly recorded as being already ruined (probably by an earthquake) when the Knights of St. John, then based at nearby at Rhodes, arrived in 1402 CE. They used much of these stones and marble for their new ...
A quick visit to this special temple, with statues from as old as the 6th century BCE, some in the British Museum now.
The main feature of this one ruin here is the size and number of its massive columns, just a few less than the world wonder Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, so this is a good example of what that one would have looked like ...
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