The World According To Google - satellite pictures of the most interesting places on the World, satellite maps: Most interesting places of the World (on google maps)

Choose category

Shortcut » Newest places | Posts with videos | Selected places | Submit interesting place

Random places:

Advertisements:

The Mausoleum of Maussollos

December 6th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

[Historic place, which presently does not exist]

The Mausoleum of Maussollos, the Persian satrap of Caria (351 BC, at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum), Turkey), was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The word mausoleum came to be used generically for any grand tomb. Mausol-eum meaning in honour of Mausol.

This enormous white marble tomb was built to hold the remains of Mausolus (Greek Μαύσωλος Maúsōlos), a provincial king in the Persian Empire, and his wife, Artemisia. Greek architects Satyrus and Pythius designed the approximately 45-metre-high tomb (135 feet), and four famous Grecian sculptors added an ornamental frieze (decorated band) around its exterior.

(Source: Wikipedia)

One Response to “The Mausoleum of Maussollos”

  1. The World According To Google - satellite pictures of the most interesting places on the World, satellite maps » Blog Archive » The Mausoleum of Maussollos Says:

    […] The Mausoleum of Maussollos December 6th, 2005 / Category: Interesting places, Ancient wonders of the World / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Virtual Earth No Votes Yet - Vote Now! […]

Leave a Reply