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
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
Fun Fact 9: The burial chambers of the tomb were constructed with gold a
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
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
Fun Fact 15: Greek architects Satyros and Pytheos designed the overall
shape of the tomb.