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Student Stories on the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus by Kristina Torres-Cruz and Peyton Kachmarik

Many people speculate what the purpose was for building the Mausoleum. The most-believed theory is that it was built out of grief for the loss of Artemisia’s husband, Mausolus.

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is sometimes referred to as “A lost wonder” because, in early centuries, nobody knew who built it but later on, a record was found. There are three architects who built it, their names are Satyros, Pythius of Prien, and Artemisia II of Caria.

When I first heard of it I thought it would be a statue of someone but I was wrong. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is actually a Tomb. A tomb is a monument to the memory of a dead human. 

In 353 B.C, Mausolus died, leaving his queen Artemisia, who was also his sister, broken-hearted. It was the custom for rulers to marry their own sisters. As a tribute to him, she decided to build him the most amazing tomb in the known world. Many people also have different opinions on when the Tomb was made.

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was built in Halicarnassus (in today's Turkey). It took about 24 years for the Tomb to be made. The tomb was made of white marble.

People thought it was so beautiful that they kept having it visited by many people. The population of people visiting grew and it became a wonder that will never be forgotten by anyone.

Original Release: May 19, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Sep 01, 2017


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