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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Even Greece's worst enemy, Persia, was so influenced by Greek and Egyptian culture that one Persian satrap or governor, Mausolus, designed and was buried in a building inspired by both Greek and Egyptian precedents. Located in ancient Anatolia or Asia Minor (modern Turkey), its pyramidal shape is underpinned by classical Greek columns and statues, and its peak displays Mausolus and his wife in a chariot. So influential was it on other monumental tombs, that all are now called mausoleums.

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