One of the Seven Wonders of the World...The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his wife and his sister.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was built between 350/3 BC at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his wife and his sister. The structure was designed by Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 2. The Temple of Artemis 3. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia 4. The Lighthouse of Alexandria 5. The Great Pyramid of Giza 6. The Colossus of Rhodes 7. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
THE MAUSOLEUM AT HALICARNASSU-: beautiful temple located in the city of Halicarnassus, Aegean Sea in southwest Turkey. The tomb was for king Mausollos of Caria, and designed "decorated" by his sister/wife Artemisia. An earthquake damaged it. In the early 15th century , the Knights of St. John of Malta invaded the region and used every block from the Mausoleum to build their fortress. The castle that was built of the beautiful temple still stands fully constructed from the old stones.