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A Restoration of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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A Restoration of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
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A Restoration of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, sometimes called the Tomb of Mausolus, was a tomb built around 350 BC in present day Turkey. Constructed for Mausolus, a Persian Empire satrap (local official) and Artemisia II of Caria, his wife and sister, the structure was designed by Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. The Mausoleum stood nearly 148 feet (45 meters) tall with walls adorned with sculptures and sculpted reliefs. These decorations included Greek gods and goddesses, lions, warriors on horseback, battles of centaurs, and scenes of the Greeks in combat with the Amazons, a race of warrior women. Historians are unsure how and when the tomb was destroyed, but accounts in the 12th century lead scholars to believe that an earthquake may have left the structure in ruins around 1402, just before the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem arrived and recorded that it was in ruins. Today, archaeologists have excavated the area around the tomb and have discovered dozens of sculptures and pieces of artwork from its interior. Additionally, the tomb’s staircase and bas-reliefs were recovered, some almost intact. Certainly worthy of a place on the Wonder List, the tomb of Mausolus is responsible for the term “mausoleum,” which we use to describe any tomb that is above ground
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A Restoration of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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A Restoration of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
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BIBLIOBOARD:29566acf-0dde-4dc8-a876-3156acf8f668
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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