Ancient Persian King Built First Mausoleum Tomb

Persian satrap King Mausolus of Caria, Turkey completed the first mausoleum tomb in 354 BCE. The construction was completed two years following the king’s death and the original plans were led by his sister and widow, Queen Artemisia; designed by the Greek architect Pythius; and decorated by monumental statues depicting Mausolus and Artemisia along with various work by Greek sculptors. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Date:
      354 BCE
Name(s):
      King Mausolus
Occupation:
      Monarchy
Location:
      Turkey

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