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Myndos Gate

This impressive gate which faced to city of Myndos was built during the reign of Mausolos. It was the scene for one of the greatest bloodiest battles during the siege Alexander the Great. After he liberated many cities from the Persian domination, he had strong resistance of Persians at Halicarnasus. Alexander placed his wooden towers and catapults facing to Myndos gate. Here, Persians and Carians tried to make a surprise attack during which ended they burned the wooden towers and destroyed the catapults. But strong resistance of Alexander's army made them retreat towards the Myndos gate. while they were so, the wooden bridge on the mod collapsed and many Halicanassian got drowned or got killed with the arrows coming from both sites. Trying to close down city gates, they left great number of their own friends outside of the city walls. This sudden attack caused great casualties and Persians and Carians started to retreat towards the inner citadel and while retreating they burned down the homes in the proximity of city walls. Alexander left 2500 of his soldiers and appointed queen Ada and Ptolomeus for the capture of inner fortress and left the region.

Recently restored to its former glory, the Myndos Gate is one of the witnesses for the great history of Halicarnasus.

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