Lost N Destroyed Wonders of the Ancient World | Mausoleum at Halicarnassus


ZzzClan is presenting a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity given by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in its current form, did not stabilize until the Renaissance, the first such lists of seven wonders date from the 1st-2nd century BC. The original list inspired innumerable versions through the ages, often listing seven entries.

In this article we will talk about Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus  was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria.

The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. The finished structure of the mausoleum was considered to be such an aesthetic triumph that Antipater of Sidon identified it as one of his Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  It was destroyed by successive earthquakes from the 12th to the 15th century, the last surviving of the six destroyed wonders.

Source [WikiPedia]

The ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Caria (now Bodrum in Turkey), constructed for King Mausolus during the mid-4th century BC.
Scale model of a reconstruction of the Mausoleum, one of many widely differing versions, at Miniatürk, Istanbul
This lion is among the few free-standing sculptures from the Mausoleum at the British Museum.
Colossal statue of a man from the north side of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
A fragmentary horse from a colossal four-horse chariot group which topped the podium of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

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Lost N Destroyed Wonders of the Ancient World | Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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