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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Episode 6

June 22nd, 2020


Welcome to The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This sixth episode looks at Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. It was a huge burial chamber built for Mausolus, the leader of Caria and governor of the Persian Empire, in 350 BC. It was built using Persia's rich source of marble, set on a rectangular platform and contained Ionic columns with a stepped roof in the shape of a pyramid. On top of the roof was a gigantic statue of Mausolus riding a chariot, in the image of Hercules. 

Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks


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