Friday, 23 May 2014

52 Column Bases and the Stadium

Taken from 1837 Chart L1531 Sourced from the UK Hydrographic Office (
Taken from 1837 Chart L1531 
Sourced from the UK Hydrographic Office (

Charles T Newton, the archaeologist who discovered the remains of the mausoleum of Halicarnassus, visited Gümüşlük in 1857.  Using the 1844 British Admiralty Chart 1531 as a guide Newton located the 52 column bases shown on the chart and commented that the outline of the stadium was visible but “nearly obliterated”.

In 2009 and following Newton’s example we obtained a copy of 1844 chart from the British Library and discovered that that some of the column bases may still be in situ. For photographs and a little more detail see the new page 52 Column Bases and The Stadium

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