Fw: ada bodrum halicarnassos ordhids
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From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello
To: don barton johnson
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 8:33 AM
Subject: Fw: ada bodrum halicarnassos
More information from a different source ( a tourist site from Turkey ), still related to what was referred as the source for the Ada-orchid´s name:
When Artemisia II died in the year 351 B.C., she was succeeded by Idrius who was in turn succeeded by Ada, who was dethroned by her brother Pixodaros. Meanwhile Alexander the Great entered Anatolia and made Ada ascend the throne. The Queen's tomb, discovered in recent years, is displayed at the museum today. The city which was captured by Lysimachos following the death of Alexander the Great, was later subjected to Rhodes and Pergamum, and still later Rome got hold of Anatolia totally. Owing to the fact that Bodrum was founded upon the ancient city of Halicarnassos, not much is left to our day from the ancient city.