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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.


(Placename) a Greek colony on the SW coast of Asia Minor: one of the major Hellenistic cities


(ˌhæl ə kɑrˈnæs əs)

an ancient city of Caria, in SW Asia Minor: site of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Hal`i•car•nas′si•an, Hal`i•car•nas′se•an, adj.
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Noun1.Halicarnassus - an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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There are famous and large grave monuments, or the remains thereof, such as the eponymous mausoleion at Halicarnassos, Hadrian's 'Fort' St.
She took part in many international art exhibitions abroad while her recent three solo exhibitions were held in Felez Art Gallery, Antalya (1998), Karaca Art Gallery, Ankara (2002) and Halicarnassos Gallery, Bodrum, (October-November 2003).
The general conclusion is that the ideas about Mary's Dormition and Assumption were born and grew in Jerusalem among Monophysites during the polemics that opposed the followers of Severus of Antioch and those of Julian of Halicarnassos in the turmoil that followed the Council of Chalcedon.