The Illustrious Engineering of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Date Built: Between 353 and 350 B.C.

State: Destroyed between the 12th and 15th century B.C.

You know you made it in life when your tomb becomes one of the 7 wonders of the world. The mausoleum at Halicarnassus was built between 353 and 350 B.C. to house the body of a prince of the Persian empire and wife. At a height of 148 feet, it was also one of the tallest structures in existence at the time. This wonder is actually where the term Mausoleum comes from, as the prince that it was built for was named Mausolus, and thus was buried in this above ground tomb.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.

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