A Tomb Built For Mausolus
Mausoleum Memorial Museum is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. the Memorial of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus what is now Mausoleum Memorial Museum ( a tomb built for Mausolus) is one of the most important historical places you should visit in Bodrum. Mausolus, one of the Hekatomnos dynasties, who was assigned as a Satrap to the Caria Region by the Persians, started its construction while still alive (in 353 BCE) and continued to be built by his wife and sister Artemisia when he died. Mausolus, the most important ruler of the time, probably decided to make such an important structure in order to symbolize hiz immortality and greatness.
Synonymous with Bodrum’s history is the Turkish author of essays and novels, Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, a.k.a as the “The Fisherman of Halicarnassus. He wrote regarding the architecture of the Mausoleum: “Just think about it! Making something brand new by kicking all traditions… That drives you crazy! Whenever I think about this challenge, a tambourine and a drum roar inside me”
In the list of Seven Wonders of the World, Mausoleion’s height is 80 ion feet. This is approximately 50 meters, the height of a 20-storey apartment building.
Ancient writers state that the architect of the building was Pytheos, who was also the architect of the Priene Athena Temple. Vitrivius says that the most important sculptors of the period worked in this building in the 4th century BCE. Bryaxis among the Sculptors was in fact from Caria; and he was the one, who sculpted the statues of Mausolus and Artemisia standing on a 4-horse chariot on top of the Mausoleum. The monument survived for 1500 years, but collapsed during the earthquake in 1304. Today, the Mausoleum stays as one of the World’s Seven Wonders of the World.
How Can I Go To Mausoleum Memorial Museum in Bodrum?
the museum is located near the city center. You can take a taxi or go there by your private car. If you need, you can click to reach google maps.
Can I go Mausoleum Memorial Museum By Public Transportation?
The buses to Mausoleum Memorial Museum is always present on daily basis.