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Mausoleum of Mausolus
- Mausoleum of Mausolus
- Alt Name:
- Mausoleion | Tomb of Mausolus
- 400BC - 301BC
- Bodrum Castle,
about Mausoleum of Mausolus
The Mausoleum of Mausolus, also called the Mausoleion, was once the magnificent tomb of the Caria ruler and eldest son of Hecatomnus, Mausolus.
Built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus, which is now modern day Bodrum in Turkey, the Mausoleum of Mausolus was such an impressive structure that the word “mausoleum” is derived from its occupant’s name and is now used to describe most large tombs. It was also considered one of Pliny’s Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Unfortunately, the Mausoleum of Mausolus was almost entirely destroyed by tomb robbers and earthquakes, leaving visitors today without any particular sense of its former grandeur.
The Mausoleum of Mausolus does contain some exhibits however, such a model of the mausoleum, but most of the structure itself is long gone. A trip to the Mausoleum of Mausolus usually accompanies one to Bodrum Castle, which houses the Museum of Underwater Archeology.
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Address: The corner of Turgut Reis Cd and Saray Sk, Bodrum, Turkey
Phone: (252) 316 12 19
The Mausoleum is on the corner of the streets called Turgut Reis Cd and Saray Sk. Minubuses travel along Turgut Reis Cd, stopping nearby or you can get a taxi.
Entry to the Mausoleum of Mausolus costs 8TL. Open daily except Mondays from 8am-7pm (5pm winter).
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