A short background on Artemisia

I also found this site through the Librarian’s Internet Index, which gives a short background on Artemisia. One interesting thing to note is that Herodotus was also from Halicarnassus, the city in Caria that Artemisia ruled. There is also a link from there to some information about Halicarnassus itself. Did you know that one of Artemisia’s descendants, also called Artemisia, was responsible for building one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? Apparently, she built the Mausoleum as a monument to her husband, whom she succeeded as ruler of Caria(Halicarnassus was the capital city).

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