Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Architects Satyros and Pytheus

Date ca. 359-351 BCE

Movement Greek | Hellenistic


Built as the tomb for Mausolos, founder of Halicarnassus. At a height of 140 feet, it came to be known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Since their discovery of it, Romans henceforth referred to their grand tombs as “mausoleums.” This structure combined Lycian, Greek and Egyptian motifs, perhaps as a promotion of cultural diversity, or as a statement of authority over the surrounding regions.