Lead: Just about all that is remembered about the minor regional kingdom around the ancient city of Halicarnassus (ha li car NA sus) is the tomb of one of its rulers. His name was Mausolus (mau SO lus). Mausoleum, a variant of his name is given to stately tombs even today.
Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.
Content: Bodrum is a small city with a population of just over 30,000 in southwestern Turkey. In ancient times it was known as Halicarnassus colonized by Dorian Greeks. Perhaps its most famous native was the Greek historian, Herodotus (484-420 B.C.E.), but its main claim to fame was a tomb.