Fun Fact 2 The tomb was built many years ago, between 353 – 350 BC, even when Alexander the Great conquered it was left untouched.
Fun Fact 3: The tomb is located in South West, Turkey, which is now the are of Bodrum (a popular tourist resort). It was built on top of a hill overlooking the city.
Fun Fact 4: The Mausoleumwas large and elaborate, it was built for King Maussollos of Karia.
Fun Fact 5: The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is one of the earliest Wonders of World to be still seen today, unfortunately only the base remains visable.
Fun Fact 6: Due to the size and magnificence of the tomb, it was named one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of World.
Fun Fact 7: The Mausoleum was the idea of Artemisa, the wife and also sister of Maussollos. It was built as a tomb for her deceased husband who reigned for 24 years.
Fun Fact 8: Archaeologist Charles Newton discovered the tomb in the 1800's. He first found the chariot containing sculptures of Artemisa and Maussollos.
Fun Fact 9: The burial chambers of the tomb were constructed with gold a trim.
Fun Fact 10: To help you understand the size of the Mausoleum, the construction of its base was approximately 36 meters x 30 meters (120 feet x 100 feet).
Fun Fact 11: During the 13th Century, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was hit by a series of earthquakes. Great damage was caused as the earthquakes shattered the columns causing the stone chariot crash to the ground.
Fun Fact 12: Stone warriors were placed on each corner of the tomb. The warriors were sat on horseback and their purpose was to defent and protect the tomb.
Fun Fact 13: The Mausoleum was a big structure which stood approximately 43 meters tall (140 feet).
Fun Fact 14: The tomb was made with white marble and was surrounded by a courtyard.
Fun Fact 15: Greek architects Satyros and Pytheos designed the overall shape of the tomb.