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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

The Tomb of King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor made a powerful impression on the minds of the people of the ancient Mediterranean.

Mausoleum of Mausolos one of the 7 ancient Wonders of the World

King Mausolus was the son of Hecatomnus (r.377-353 BC), who ruled the Caria on the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor (Anatolia, Turkey) as vassal or ‘satrap’ of the Persian empire. Mausolus ascended the throne after his fathers death in 377 BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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