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  Mausoleum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This mausoleum has traditional mausoleum crypts as well as columbarium niches for cremated remains.
A mausoleum (plural: mausolea) is a large and impressive tomb, usually constructed for a deceased leader.
The word came from the Mausoleum of Maussollos (near modern-day Bodrum, Turkey), the grave of King Mausolus, the Persian satrap of Caria, whose large tomb was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mausoleum   (188 words)

 The Seven Wonders: The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Geographically, it is closer to the Temple of Artemis...
The beauty of the Mausoleum is not only in the structure itself, but in the decorations and statues that adorned the outside at different levels on the podium and the roof.
A modern reconstruction of the shorter side of the Mausoleum illustrates the lavish nature of the art and architecture of the building...
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/wonders/mausoleum.html   (730 words)

 mausoleum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A notable Roman mausoleum (135–39) is that of Hadrian in Rome.
Under the Mughal emperors of India was built a remarkable series of domed mausoleums, many of them used as pleasure pavilions during the owner’s lifetime.
The most celebrated mausoleum, built by Shah Jahan at Agra, is known as the Taj Mahal.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/mausoleu.html   (310 words)

 Mausoleum of Mao Zedong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mausoleum of Mao Zedong (Chinese: 毛主席纪念堂; Hanyu Pinyin: Máo Zhŭxí Jìniàntáng) is the last resting place of Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 1943 and the chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China from 1945 until his death.
The mausoleum was built right after Mao's death (September 9, 1976).
Hua Guofeng, who supervised the mausoleum's project, has his handwriting on the mausoleum's sign.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mausoleum_of_Mao_Zedong   (292 words)

 Encyclopedia: Mausoleum
Grants Tomb, circa 1909 Grants tomb 2004 Grants Tomb is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), an American Civil War General and the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902).
The mausoleum was a huge marble tomb built ca 353 BC for King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mausoleum   (760 words)

 Lenin Mausoleum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two months later the temporary wooden Mausoleum was closed, and the construction of the new wooden Mausoleum began and lasted March through August 1924.
The new Mausoleum was a large (9m high and 18m long) truncated step-like pyramid, now the staircases were incorporated into the general volume of the building.
The length of the Mausoleum facade is 24m, the height 12m.
www.lenin.ru /mas_e.htm   (405 words)

 Mauesoleum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mausoleum is a relatively new Pennsylvania band with a bloodline.
Mausoleum are unabashed in their emulation of the mighty Autopsy, and Cadaveric Displays of Ghastly Ghoulishness could well be the unreleased tracks from the Mental Funeral recording sessions.
Mausoleum is also pretty damned slow compared to most of the bands on Razorback.
www.razorbackrecords.com /maus.htm   (3423 words)

 Mausoleum at Majdanek Memorial Site
The dome of the Mausoleum is pockmarked, as though it had suffered bomb damage in the war.
Behind the Mausoleum are new modern apartment houses, their balconies painted red, yellow and blue, resembling buildings made with children's colorful building blocks.
Just behind the Mausoleum pictured above, and a little to the right, is a small stone which commemorates the deaths of around 18,000 Jews on that spot on November 3, 1943, an event that was code-named by the Nazis with the cynical word "Erntefest" which means Harvest Festival in English.
www.scrapbookpages.com /Poland/Majdanek/Majdanek06.html   (1458 words)

Laurel Glen Mausoleum, completed in 1881, is in the front center section of Laurel Glen Cemetery, northwest of Laurel Hall on the opposite side of the road.
The entrance to the mausoleum is recessed from the main wall.
In front of the mausoleum, the wall is covered with saddlebacked coping and is separated into four sections by evenly spaced posts topped with urns.
www.uvm.edu /~histpres/HPJ/NR/laurel/mausoleum.html   (758 words)

 Maoling Mausoleum Xian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mausoleum was in Maoxiang Town in Huaili County, during the Western Han Dynasty; hence the name Maoling (the mausoleum at Maoxiang).
At the age of 71, Wudi died and was buried at the Maoling Mausoleum.
His mausoleum was constructed in the shape of a four-sided dipper, 46meters high and 240 meters long.
www.cnhomestay.com /city/xian/maoling.htm   (1098 words)

 Grounds Maintenance : Stanford Points of Interest : Gardens : The Mausoleum
The Mausoleum and Angel of Grief are historic memorials located in the Stanford Arboretum, between Palm Drive and Quarry Road north of Campus Drive.
The marble and granite mausoleum guarded by four marble sphinxes was built to entomb the remains of Leland and Jane Stanford and their son, Leland Junior.
The Angel of Grief is north of the Mausoleum.
grounds.stanford.edu /points/gardens/mausoleum.html   (213 words)

 Lenin's Mausoleum Moscow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Mausoleum, a monument and a burial-vault, is the compositional center of the Red Square.
In the Funeral Hall of the Mausoleum, there is the crystal sarcophagus, which contains the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks party and the initiator of the Great October Revolution in 1917.
In the years of the Soviet power the Mausoleum served as a platform for the members of the USSR government, who used to greet the people from the Mausoleum tribune in the days of national holidays.
www.moscow-hotels.com /eng/guide/museums/mausoleum.html   (543 words)

 Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shchusev designed a larger mausoleum, still made from wood but this time forming a stepped pyramid from the top of which party officials could gather and make speeches on important Soviet holidays.
The mausoleum is a step-pyramid of cubes faced with red granite and fl labradorite.
After 1pm the mausoleum closes and the square is opened again to the public.
www.moscow-taxi.com /sightseeing/red-square/mausoleum.html   (473 words)

 Egypt: Cairo Muslim - El-Aqmar Mosque (Gray Mosque)
The madrasa was inaugurated on the eve of the Feast of the Sacrifice ('ld al-Adha) in May 1503, with a great banquet attended by the Abbasid Caliph Mustamsik, the chief judges of the four orthodox rites, and by the principal military and civilian officials of the day.
The madrasa and mosque was built in the late mamluk cruciform style and was certainly inspired by Qaytbay's Mausoleum and Madrasa, but it is larger in scale and its details are less elegant.
The square is semi-enclosed at the north end by the projection of the sabil-kuttab of the mausoleum, and at the south end by the projection
www.touregypt.net /ghurimosque.htm   (1475 words)

 Search Results for mausoleum - Encyclopædia Britannica
Mausoleum complex on the southern bank of the Yamuna River, outside...
History of the mausoleums of the seventh and the ninth Shi’ite Imams from the house of the Prophet Muhammad.
History of the mausoleums of the tenth and the eleventh Shi’ite Imams from the house of the Prophet Muhammad.
www.britannica.com /search?miid=1196513&query=mausoleum   (461 words)

Descriptions of the building have been handed down to us by more than one ancient writer, but, unfortunately, these are ambiguous and permit of interpretation in various ways, and the dimensions as recorded are suspected by some authorities.
Generally speaking, however, the building was rectangular, with the short sides on the north and south; the lower storey, in which was the tombchamber, was solid; bans of sculpture ran round all four sides.
The other decorations of the Mausoleum take the form of three long bands of sculptured frieze which ran round the building, though the level at which they were applied cannot be determined.
www.ancientroute.com /Monument/7wonders/mausoleum.htm   (1394 words)

 The Wentworth Follies: Rockingham Mausoleum - The Western Door   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Rockingham Mausoleum was built in 1788 by William, 1st Earl Fitzwilliam as a memorial to his uncle, Charles, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, 1730-82.
The Mausoleum is a magnificent structure 90 feet high and standing on a large base surrounded by four obelisks, each over half the height of the Mausoleum.
The topmost section of the Mausoleum is designed in the style of a Roman temple and consists of a cupola supported by twelve columns.
www.dacha.freeuk.com /wfolly/4rm0-0.htm   (490 words)

 Mausoleum - crushing death metal from PA
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www.geocities.com /deathmetalside/mausoleum.html   (3162 words)

 Ho Chi Minh in Ba Dinh Square -- ThingsAsian Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At first, the imposing sight of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum seems to be only a dark and foreboding vision, the deep-grey granite of its colonnades too stern a reality for a leader affectionately known as "Uncle Ho" during his lifetime.
When visiting Hanoi, the mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square, the surrounding parklands containing the former Palais du Gouvernement, the utterly beautiful One Pillar Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and his exquisite stilted house, hold attractions that the discerning visitor should not miss.
Like the interior of the mausoleum, photography is forbidden here, but I was distracted when I arrived by the attention paid by the cloakroom attendant to my compass and did not check my camera.
www.thingsasian.com /goto_article/article.822.html   (1716 words)

During the interim nine months, while this "fluid" continued to leak out of the casket and mausoleum and into the vegetation and soil around the burial site; I continued to visit there and tend to the flowers that I had planted yearly in front of the mausoleum.
I erroneously thought that the substance was grass clippings, that had lain on the mausoleum and rotted in the summer heat.
In April 1990 the undertaker disinterred my grandmother and placed an absorption powder in the interior of the casket and inside the front of the mausoleum door, in an attempt to stem the flow of her decaying remains.
mausoleumproblems.homestead.com   (1473 words)

 Hamilton Mausoleum
Wander along the ten miles of footpaths and amid such tranquillity you may find it difficult to believe that you are in the middle of a major tourist attraction visited by around 400,000 people each year.
Building of the Mausoleum was started by David Hamilton in 1842 and completed by David Bryce and Alexander Richie in 1858 and was built for the 10th Duke of Hamilton as a family chapel and tomb.
Their new resting place was only to last until 1921 when, because of fears the Mausoleum might collapse because of mine workings, all Hamilton bodies (Except the 11th and 12th Dukes who were transferred to Arran) were interred in the Bent Cemetery in Hamilton.
www.sorbie.net /hamilton_mausoleum.htm   (3062 words)

 Mausoleum of the Aga Khan Mausoleum near Aswan, Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mausoleum of the Aga Khan Mausoleum near Aswan, Egypt
This is the Mausoleum of the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, a Shi'ite sect (as were the Fatimid) based principally in India but with followers around the world.
The Mausoleum has an excellent view, including Aga Khan's white villa below, and is near the Monastery of St. Simeons on the west bank at Aswan.
www.touregypt.net /agakhan.htm   (272 words)

 mausoleum on Encyclopedia.com
A notable Roman mausoleum (135-39) is that of Hadrian in Rome.
Mourning glory: the St. Clair Mausoleum doesn't banish death and bereavement to the shadows.
Shelter: Harmer Architecture's latest mausoleum is a small, subtle shelter on the edge of Mildura.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/mausoleu.asp   (646 words)

 Vietnam Architecture: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
The building is made entirely of native materials, and is contextual to the extent that the roof lines vaguely recall traditional houses (perhaps also the peristyle brings to mind the ubiquitous stilts of traditional homes).
Despite this protection, the mausoleum closes for three months a year (from September to early December) while the corpse is in Russia for maintenance.
Macabre though it may be, the mausoleum follows a tradition begun with Lenin in Russia.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /hanoi/HOCHIMINH.htm   (202 words)

 Lenin's corpse looks fine, curator says | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The body is sealed in a glass sarcophagus, cooled to 61 degrees, with the humidity between 80 percent and 90 percent.
The mausoleum staff also visits Vietnam to check on the body of Ho Chi Minh, on display in Hanoi.
The mausoleum is closed for two months and the body is immersed in a bath of glycerol and potassium acetate for 30 days.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040229/news_1n29lenin.html   (501 words)

 Royal Mausoleum, O'ahu
The Royal Mausoleum is considered the most sacred burial ground in the island.
The Royal Mausoleum was initially planned by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma following the death of their son in 1862.
The site was completed in 1865 and the remains of the seven monarchs were transferred from the first Royal Mausoleum at 'Iolani Palace.
www.hawaiiweb.com /html/royal_mausoleum.html   (89 words)

 Blue Sky Mausoleum
In his pioneering concept for Blue-Sky Mausoleum, Frank Lloyd Wright “broke the box” of memorial architecture tradition.
Blue-Sky Mausoleum is located in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York – the cemetery for which it was designed.
The Blue-Sky Mausoleum™ is a trademark of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
www.blueskymausoleum.com /Pages/about.html   (235 words)

 Ming Tombs: Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum: Nanjing
The construction of the mausoleum began in 1381 and ended in 1405, taking 100 thousand labors 25 years with huge amount of expenditure.
Under heavy guard of 5,000 military troops, the mausoleum was heavily constructed and planted.
By the way, the mountain laying to the south of the tomb is the mausoleum of Sun Quan, King of State Wu in the Three Kingdom period(220-265).
www.travelchinaguide.com /attraction/jiangsu/nanjing/ming_xiaoling.htm   (453 words)

 Mevlana Mausoleum
Mevlana was laid to rest beside his father in Konya in present day Turkey and over his remains a splendid shrine was erected.
The mausoleum continues to draw pilgrims from all parts of the Muslim and non-Muslim world, mainly because, although Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, he was not a Muslim of the orthodox type.
Mevlana Mausoleum was made a museum in 1927, four years after the establishment of the Turkish Republic.
www.mevlana.net /mausoleum.htm   (226 words)

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