Caria Kingdom

by Akyaka Travel - 25 Jan 2015

They were one of the first to fit handles onto their shields and a crest and tassel to their helmets. They were masters of the sea, but they were just as comfortable in the mountains of southwestern Anatolia... They were the Carians…

Ancient Caria (spelled Karia or Karya in Turkish) was a civilization that took root and sprouted in western Anatolia. Its second capital was Bodrum (Halicarnassus) in southwest Anatolia, where at 55 meters tall blossomed one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the mausoleum of the powerful governor of Caria, Mausolos. British archaeologist C.T. Newton, however, carried the ruins of this site to the British Museum in the 19th century.

The ancient civilization of Caria was situated in the region that was surrounded by the Büyük Menderes River in...

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