Bodrum – Halicarnassos Mausoleum

Bodrum - Halicarnassos MausoleumBodrum – Halicarnassos Mausoleum
The tomb of Persioan governor Maussolos ad Bodrum – Halicarnassos is one of the seven wonders of the world. Upon the death of Maussolos in 352 B.C., the mausoleum was built by his wife Artemisia. The architects were Pytheos and Satyrus. Famous sculptors such as Scopas, Timotheos, Bryaris and Leochares worked on each of the walls. It covers an area of 60 x 80 m. and is 46 m. in height. There exist 9 x 11 pillars. Some of the pieces have been used in the construction of the Bodrum Castle. Some of the pieces were taken during the 19th century to the British Museum.


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