Bodrum is a new town that has been established upon one of the antique cities of great known "Halicarnassus". The artifacts in the Bodrum Museum prove to us that this city and its surroundings can boast a civilization of aprox. 5000 years. Even though the famous historian, Herodotus was established by the Argolis Tribe of Karians. Halicarnassos, after it lived under Karian, Lykian, Persian, Macedonian, Egyptian and Roman sovereignties, was captured by the "Rhodes Knights" in 189 BC. The city came under Ottoman domination when Suleyman the Magnificent in 1522 captured the city along with the islands of Rhodes. Situated in the west of Mugla, within the Gokova and Gulluks Bays, Bodrum is one of the most prominent tourism and entertainment centers of the world with its natural, historical and cultural endowments and its highly attractive bohemian way of life. The major local arts include carpet and kilim manufacturing and the building of the special trilandil type of Bodrum through is an art within itself.Bodrum or ancient Halicarnassus which is the hometown of Heredotus, known as the "Father of History", is a typical Aegean seaside town with white-washed houses and narrow, winding streets lined with cafees, bars, pubs and restaurants. As developers paid increasingly steep prices for land, the hillsides and bays around the town became covered with holiday houses for vacationing residents of Istanbul and Ankara. The graceful wooden hulls of gullets sway in the Bodrum harbour, beckoning holiday makers to forsake the heat and noise of the town for the calm of the blue waters of the Aegean. The Halicarnassus Fisherman wrote, " When the moon comes up, the universe turns into a fairytale." Bodrum's nocturnal setting is magical; nightlife is invigorating and often continues until dawn.