is a perfect place to nurture children's imaginations.
In the collections of the Bodrum
Castle and Marine Archeological Museum, youngster's will see snippets of life long ago.
Many of the artefacts were recovered from the very sea they can paddle in and explore.
Local sponge divers originally discovered many of the artefacts in trading vessels that sunk in the Aegean.
The world's oldest known shipwreck is also on display, complete with hidden treasures like hippopotamus ivory, gems and copper ingots.
Among the most impressive and mythical is the golden scarab that belonged to Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
Visitors to the area can explore the underwater worlds and chance a discovery of their own, or settle for plant and animal life.
Instead of risking arrival in a wooden vessel, tourists to the hotspot can come on one of the regular cheap flights from various airports around the UK.
Article ID: 401, Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:16:48 GMT