The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Illustration

The Mausoleum
at Halicarnassus
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World


Legend says King Mausolus was a ruler of a small kingdom in Asia Minor. His wife was a beautiful woman named Artemisia. Artemisia loved her husband dearly.  

When the king died, his wife decided to build her husband the most magnificent tomb in the world. 

And she did. 

From far and wide, people came to gaze upon the tomb in wonder. The people called it the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. 

This tomb was built so beautifully that the ancient Greeks the tomb to be one of the seven wonder of the world even though the tomb had not been built by the Greeks. 

They were that impressed!

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