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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus
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was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum,Turkey) for Mausolus,a satrap in the Persian Empire,and Artemisia II of Caria,who was both his wife and sister. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene.


The Mausoleum stood approximately 45 m (184 ft) in height,and each of the four sides was adorned with sculptural reliefs created by each one of the for greek sculptors-Leochares,Bryaxis,Scopas of Paros and Timotheus. The finished structure of the mauseleum was considered to be such aesthetic triumph that Antipater of Sidon identified it as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.