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Bodrum(bō`drum), town (1990 pop. 20,931), Muğla prov., SW Turkey, on the Bodrum peninsula on the Aegean Sea coast. It was built on the ruins of the ancient city of HalicarnassusHalicarnassus
, ancient city of Caria, SW Asia Minor, on the Ceramic Gulf (now the Gulf of Kos) and on the site of the modern city of Bodrum, Turkey. Halicarnassus was Greek in origin, but there were Carian inhabitants. Except for a brief period in the 5th cent. B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. during the early 15th cent. A popular tourist resort, the town's notable landmark is a 15th cent. castle. It is also a center for underwater archaeology in the Mediterranean.
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