Turkey’s port city Bodrum tells story of the world’s ‘first tourist’

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A few minutes’ walk from the old town in Turkey’s Bodrum, the known birthplace of ancient author Herodotus, a workshop is underway with scholars from eight countries on the legacy of “the father of history” and the world’s “first tourist.” Being staged this year for the first time, the workshop is now set to become an annual event as part of efforts to explore and promote Bodrum’s cultural history through the story of one of its most famous citizens. Born in the 6th century BC in Halicarnassus, or today’s Bodrum, along Turkey’s Aegean coastline, Herodotus embarked on a journey at the age of 30…

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