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  Mausolus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mausolus (Greek: Μαύσωλος; also Maussollus) was a satrap of the Persian empire and virtual ruler of Caria (377-353/352 BC).
He took part in the revolt against Artaxerxes Mnemon (362), conquered a great part of Lycia, Ionia and several of the Greek islands and cooperated with the Rhodians and their ally in the Social War against Athens.
Mausolus was the eldest son of Hecatomnus of Mylasa, a native Carian who became Satrap of Caria, when Tissaphernes died, around 395 BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mausolus   (246 words)

 Mausoleum of Maussollos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mausolus, though he was descended from the local people, spoke Greek and admired the Greek way of life and government.
There the images of Mausolus and his queen forever watch over the few broken remains of the beautiful tomb she built for him and that is now lost to eternity.
The Tomb of Mausolus (W. R. Lethaby's reconstruction of the Mausoleum, 1908)
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 Mausolus - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mausolus (Greek Maussolos) was satrap of Caria between 377 and 353, and is the most famous member of the Hecatomnid dynasty.
Whatever the reason, Mausolus briefly joined what the historian Diodorus of Sicily calls the "Revolt of the Satraps", which is perhaps too grand a name for a series of rebellions that continued for some time without really threatening the stability of the Persian empire.
At various times, Ariobarzanes of Hellespontine Phrygia, Datames of Cappadocia, Mausolus of Caria, Orontes of Armenia, and Autophradates of Lydia were involved, and they received support from the pharaohs of Egypt, Nectanebo I (378-361), Teos (361-358), and Nectanebo II (358-341).
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Mausolus   (1026 words)

 Mausoleum of Halicarnassus - the full story
Mausolus was well established in his new capital by 367 BC, and before the end of his reign he ruled from here over a kingdom that included all of Caria and considerable portions of Ionia and Lycia, as well as the islands of Rhodes, Cos, and Chios.
Mausolus enclosed his capital at Halicarnassus with a great circuit of powerful defence walls studded with watch-towers at regular intervals, along with three separately walled eitadeis, some three and a half miles long, of which parts are standing today (recently brought into shape by Ericsson-Türkcell, see Myndos Gate).
Mausolus died, leaving his queen Artemisia, who was also his sister (It was the custom in Caria for rulers to marry their own sisters), broken-hearted.
www.bodrumpages.com /English/mausoleum.html   (9230 words)

Struck by the natural strength and beauty of its position, Mausolus removed to Halicarnassus from Mylasa, increasing the population of the city by the inhabitants of six towns of the Leleges.
The height of the statue of Mausolus in the British Museum is 9 ft. 9~ in.
The hair rising from the forehead falls in thick waves on each side of the face and descends nearly to the shoulder; the beard is short and close, the face square and massive, the eyes deep set under overhanging brows, the mouth well formed with settled calm about the lips.
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Mausolus’ brother Idrieus (351-344 BC) carried on the building work which was interrupted upon his death.
The Carian Princess is exhibited in a banqueting hall, similar to the Andron of Mausolus in Labranda, greeting the guests dressed in a floating garb with the gold ornaments.
Built in the time of Mausolus, it is one of the very few surviving pre-Hellenistic theaters in Asia Minor and thus one of the oldest.
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 Milesian Revivals of the Hecatomnids (Ancient Coins of Miletos)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Both Hecatomnus (395–377 BC) and Mausolus (377–353 BC) issued coins which revived the sixth-century silver types of Miletus, featuring a lion’s head or lion protome on the obverse, along with the familiar Milesian sun/star symbol on the reverse.
Mausolus later moved the regional capital to Halicarnassus on the Carian coast.
The Milesian-style coinage of Hecatomnus and Mausolus followed a weight standard which seems to have been a compromise between the old Lydo-Milesian standard and the newer Attic standard.
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 Hecatomnids - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He was succeeded by his son Mausolus (the spelling Maussolus is more correct).
But almost immediately after this war, he took part in the so-called Revolt of the Satraps: Mausolus, Orontes of Armenia, Autophradates of Lydia and Datames of northern Turkey joined forces against their king, with support of the pharaohs of Egypt, Nectanebo I, Teos, and Nectanebo II.
Mausolus died in 353 and was succeeded by his sister (and wife) Artemisia, who was able to retain the comparative independence of Caria.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Hecatomnids   (650 words)

 The 7 Wonders
This enormous white marble tomb was built to hold the remains of Mausolus (Mausollos), a provincial king in the Persian Empire, and his wife, Artemisia.
Mausolus decided to build a new capitol, a city as hard to capture as it was magnificent to look at.
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.
www.the7worldwonders.com /thewonders.htm   (4615 words)

 ARTEMISIA (WIFE OF MAUSOLUS) - LoveToKnow Article on ARTEMISIA (WIFE OF MAUSOLUS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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There are statues ye Mausolus and Artemisia in the British Museum.
Above and behind the angle of bifurcan, however, a long slender artery, called the middle sacral, is ilonged downward in front of the sacrum to the end of the coccyx.
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 Cornelia Elementary School - 5th Grade Project - Famous Places-The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mausolus was cremated and his ashes were laid in an underground tomb.
Inside the mausoleum is a burial chamber with contains the coffin of Mausolus, the king of Caria.
On the top of it was a 20 foot statue of a four horse chariot with mausolus and his wife Artemisia.
www.edina.k12.mn.us /cornelia/classrooms/5th/Thomasgard/Halicarnassus   (269 words)

 Seven Wonders of the World - Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
This Mausoleum was built in memory and as a burial tomb for the King Mausolus.
King Mausolus was married to his sister Artemisia in his family.
Mausolus ruled this kingdom with the capital as Halicarnassus for 24 years.
www.sevenwondersworld.com /wonders_of_world_halicarnassus_mausoleum.html   (420 words)

 Mausolos - the most famous king of Caria
Mausolus enclosed his capital at Halicarnassus with a great circuit of powerful defense walls studded with watch-towers at regular intervals, along with three separately walled citadels, some three and a half miles long, of which parts are standing today (recently brought into shape by Ericsson-Türkcell, see
It is not certain that Mausolos initiated the construction of the monument of moussoleion later, but as a tribute to him, Artemisia decided to build him the most splendid tomb in the known world.
Later, having freed itself from Persian rule, the city became the capital of the independent province of Caria and the seat of the Carian kings, the most famous of whom was Mausolus (flourished about 376-353 BC).
www.bodrumpages.com /English/mausolos.html   (679 words)

 Mausolus * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
The son of Hekatomnus; he became the satrap of the king of Persia for the district of Karia (Caria) in 377 BCE with the city of Halikarnassus (Halicarnassus) as his capitol.
Mausolus was married to his sister, Artemisia, who, after he died at a relatively young age, honored him with a tomb that was so spectacular that his name has become synonymous with all above-ground tombs; we call such tombs Mausoleums.
The tomb was completed by Artemisia circa 353 BCE and, because of its spectacular size and lavish decorations, became one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Mausolus_1.html   (297 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : The Seven Wonders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is where the Canan ruler Mausolus was buried in the tomb which bore his name and which Pausanias says was "of such great size and so wonderfully constructed that it has amazed even the Romans, who use the word 'mausoleum' for their own largest tombs."
Built by Mausolus' wife Artemisia in 353 B.C., it was decorated with sculptured friezes depicting, among other things, a battle between the Greeks and the Amazons, the work of the leading artists of the time.
The statue of Mausolus may be the one now in the British Museum; the tomb was excavated in 1857, and many fragments of it survive, both in the British Museum and in Turkey.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198003/the.seven.wonders.htm   (3909 words)

 The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a burial tomb for King Mausolus, who ruled the Caria province of the Persian Empire in the western portion of Asia Minor from 377-353 BCE.
King Mausolus himself wasn't Greek, although the region he ruled was for a large swath of time dominated by Greek influence.
During the rule of Mausolus, the king relocated the provincial capital to Halicarnassus, which is why it was the site of his burial.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/m/d/mdt170/halicarnassus.html   (1134 words)

 Bodrum - The Complete Guide / The History of Bodrum
Persia divided the region into 'satrapes' and by 377 BC King Mausolus ruled as Satrap or Governor of Caria and Halicarnassus.
ntil Mausolus' rule Halicarnassus was a fairly small city but Mausolus had a flair for ambitious projects and he recognized the area's natural advantages for fortification and commerce.
Mausolus taxed his subjects heavily to pay for these and other grand scale projects, and even imposed a levy on hair longer than shoulder length.
www.bodrum-bodrum.com /html/history1.htm   (2146 words)

 Perseus Site: Halikarnassos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The palace of Mausolus was located on the peninsula to the E of the harbor and the Mausoleum was at the center of the city, N of the agora and the harbor.
The monumental building program of Mausolus included a marble palace on the east side of the harbor and the erection of his tomb in the center of the city.
Halikarnassos is most noted for the tomb of Mausolus The Mausoleum was enhanced by the leading Greek sculptors of the century and was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/siteindex?lookup=Halikarnassos   (930 words)

 Historical places around Bodrum
The construction was started in 350 BC by Mausolus and after his death completed by Artemisia.
The whole monument was built with green stone blocks and the outer face was lined with white marble and bluish limestone with an approximate height of 50 m.
The monument consists four main sections; the pedestal and the main tomb, the temple in the Ionian style, the pyramid of 24 layers standing on columns, statues of King Mausolus and Artemisia standing standing side by side in the chart pulled by four horses at the top.
www.bodrumrentacar.com /historical_places_around_bodrum.htm   (1895 words)

 The Sleep of Reason
Christie brings a more progressive attitude to his position than Porter, who believed that the mentally ill should be isolated from polite society and left to fester in their madness.
When Fern returned to Mausolus House and confronted Mary Jones, the patient he had been sexually abusing, he beat her to death in a fit of violent rage.
The Doctor tried to protect James from the Sholem-Luz and his exposure to the Time Winds by lending James some of his own memories, and pushed him out of the tunnels at a point in time at which the danger was over.
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It is said that Artemisia loved her husband Mausolus beyond every tale of love and with more human affection than can be believed.
According to Marcus Tullius [Cicero], (2) Mausolus was the king of Caria; (3) according to certain Greek historians, he was the governor of the province, which the Greeks call a satrap.
When Mausolus came to the end of his life he was buried with a magnificent funeral amid the laments and embraces of his wife.
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Of Pisindalis, her son and successor, little is known; but Lygdamis, who next attained power, is notorious for having put to death the poet Panyasis and causing Herodotus, the greatest of Halicarnassians, to leave his native city (c.
He was succeeded by Artemisia, whose military ability was shown in the stratagem by which she captured the Rhodian vessels attacking her city, and whose magnificence and taste have been perpetuated by the "Mausoleum," the monument she erected to her husband's memory.
The height of the statue of Mausolus in the British Museum is 9'9" without the plinth.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Cities/Halicarnassus.html   (1029 words)

 Bodrum - The Complete Guide / Heracleia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Originally called simply Latmus, the city was conquered by Mausolus, King of Caria, in the 4th century BC.
It is still possible to see the Sanctuary of Endymion on the southern side of the city a horseshoe shaped chamber with an entrance hall and pillared forecourt.
Mausolus developed the city in the grid pattern so beloved by the Greeks, on whom he modeled his kingdom.
www.bodrum-bodrum.com /html/history/heraclia.htm   (444 words)

 AKROPOLIS.NET Community for Architects and Designers
As with many rulers of history, Mausolus contemplated his own death and wanted to build a memorial to himself while he was still alive to insure it would be a fitting tribute to his greatness.
So he planned and commenced the construction of a great tower that would be his tomb and forever remind the people of the land of his greatness.
The tomb of Mausolus came to be called the Mausoleum, and even today the word "mausoleum" indicates a large, stately tomb of an important person.
www.akropolis.net /~zeus/home/mausoleum.asp   (978 words)

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