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Halicarnassus Mausoleum

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was built in the name of king Mausolus by his wife and sister Artemisia in ancient Halicarnassus ( Bodrum). It is accepted as one of the seven wonders of ancient World has a very great architecture and a fairly large size which merges the Greek architecture and Egypt architecture with its columns and Pyramid shaped roof. Due to the its importance all the graves built in similar stlyes started to call as Mausoleum.

The mausoleum area today used as an open air museum. When entered the museum a typical old Bodrum house is located on the right side and a long structure on the left side where reliefs, scale model of mausoleum and some drawings depicting the original mausoleum are places to visit.

Today only a large pit can be seen in the place of where the Mausoleum had raised with its all glory in time. To understand the meaning of this large  pit firstly exhibition halls have to be visited.

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