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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. By Kaylie Mings. Location. 1. Where was the structure built? Halicarnassus, an ancient capital city, along the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor. Today it is the modern city Bodrum in Turkey. 2. When was the structure built? It was built around 350 BC.

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Location
Location

1. Where was the structure built?

  • Halicarnassus, an ancient capital city, along the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor. Today it is the modern city Bodrum in Turkey.

    2. When was the structure built?

  • It was built around 350 BC.

    3. What is left of the structure as it stands today?

  • Only the base is still there, and many

    remains have been found.


Purpose
Purpose

1. Who built the structure

  • Mausolus’ queen, Artemisia, who was also his sister.

    2. Why did they build this structure?

  • Queen Artemisia was heartbroken when Mausolus died, and as a tribute to him she built him the most splendid tomb.

    3. How was this structure used?

  • The tomb was used as Mausolus’ resting place.


Uniqueness
Uniqueness

1. What made the structure unique?

  • The decorations and statues on the outside of each level of the 140 foot tall tomb.

    2. How long did it take to build the structure?

  • It took 2 years for it to be built.

    What materials or construction techniques were used to build the structure?

  • An oval dome structure, large masses of marble material, and a mixture of Greek, Egyptian and Lycian styles.


Ancient foresight
Ancient Foresight

1. Are there any parallels to similar structure used today?

  • Yes.

    2. What are they?

  • Honoring the dead in a beautiful place, and having a structure on a hill to over look the city.

    3. Is this structure one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World?

  • Yes.


Sources
Sources

http://www.unmuseum.org/maus.htm

http://www.kidzwold.com

http://commons.wikimedia.org

http://homepages.uel.ac.uk