Hekatomnos Memorial Tomb
The Hekatomnos Mausoleum and Sanctuary (Hekatomnos Memorial Tomb) is located in the Milas district of Muğla. It is one of the most important cities of the Caria Region in southwest Anatolia. The Memorial Tomb and Sanctuary consists of the Temenos Wall, the Honour Column of Menandros, Podium and Tomb (Carrier Room, Tomb Room, Sarcophagus and Dromos). The Monuments has a unique value from various aspects. The tomb is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It dates back to an earlier period than the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
The tomb is the monument of the father of Mausoleus also having the same dimensions. It is the only one in these dimensions to have survived to our days. The structure is the most important grave monument of the ancient world and the representative of the cult of the dead. It is at a high level in terms of both architectural design and other important branches of art. Especially the “Sarcophagus with Frescoes” is the only example in Classical and Hellenistic Anatolia. its size, quality and the important personality of its owner make it unique.
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