The Mausoleum at Hailcarnassus

Seven wonders of the ancient world

The Mausoleum at Hailcarnassus's story

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus all started with a ruler named Mausolus and his both sister and wife named Artemisia II of Caria. In 353 B.C. Mausolus died, leaving Artemisia to rule by herself. Artemisia was very sad, but as a tribute for him, she decided to build a tomb for him, so precious, and so unique that it would put other tombs in shame. She didn’t hesitate to finish her temple. Artemisia sent messengers all over Greece, to find the most fantastic and skilled artists to help her create the tomb. Sadly, Artemisia died 2 years later, and never got to finish the tomb. Artemisia's and her husband's ashes were put in the unfinished tomb.