ancient city in SW Asia Minor, on the Aegean: site of the Mausoleum
An ancient Greek city of southwest Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day Turkey. In the fourth century BC. Queen Artemisia built a magnificent tomb here for her husband, King Mausolus. His mausoleum was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- ancient Greek city on the southwest coast of Caria, Anatolia
From Latin Halicarnāssus, from Ancient Greek Ἁλικαρνασσός (Halikarnassos).