The Milas Museum was first created by collecting artifacts brought from Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum in 1985 and unearthed as a result of excavations carried out within the borders of Milas district. Artifacts unearthed from Stratonikea, Iasos and similar historical places are exhibited in the museum.
Milas Museum is currently closed for renovations. When you enter the museum, you can only visit the works in the garden. In the garden of the museum, you can see stone, marble and terracotta artifacts such as inscriptions, column pieces, marble sarcophagi, and grave steles.
King Hekatomnus Mausoleum
King Hekatomnos Mausoleum is located 100 meters from the Milas Museum. First, let’s remember the Halicarnassus Mausoleum in Bodrum again. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the world, is a mausoleum built for King Mausolos, the king of the Caria region. King Hekatomnos is the father of King Mausolos. While Milas was the capital of the civilization during the Hekatomnus period, King Mausolos moved the capital to Bodrum after his father’s death.
This historical building in Uzunyuva is thought to be a mausoleum just like the Halicarnassus Mausoleum. It is even thought that the mausoleum in Bodrum was a source of inspiration. The discovery of the Mausoleum of King Hekatomnos is very recent. This mausoleum was found during a treasure heist.