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Posted March 25, 2010
Wonders of the World
I donot know what comments Herodotous could have made but I am sure that all knowledgable readers would strongly disagree with Mr Seidman 's suggestion that you should ask a Turk Sultan or king if you want to learn about the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.Mr Seidman should know that the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was built at a timethat the turkish tribes were still in Mongolia and that the Turks occupied Asia Minor and Halicarnassus in the 15th century AD.I am copying from encyclopedias :The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus (in Greek, ?????????? ??? ????????????) was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, his wife and sister. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythis.It stood approximately 45 meters (135 ft) in height, and each of the four sides was adorned with sculptural reliefs created by each one of four Greek sculptors - Leochares, Bryaxis, Scopas of Paros and Timotheus. The finished structure was considered to be such an aesthetic triumph that Antipater of Sidon identified it as one of his Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The word mausoleum has since come to be used generically for any grand tomb.
Demetrios Sgoutas Ph.D.,Emeritus Professor
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