March 27th Time Travel Series: What Happened to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus?

Through our journey of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, we have seen multiple ones that didn’t have a lot of sticking power. Either from natural disasters, politics, religious conflicts or simply: time. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus stretched through time more than many – But what led to it’s construction and eventual, destruction? Where did the word Mausoleum come from? And finally, why does the British Museum have most of it?


Fergusson, J. (1862) The mausoleum at Halicarnassus restored in conformity with the recently Discoverede remains. London: John Murray.,_Wilhelm_von_-_Die_Seeschlacht_bei_Salamis_-_1868.JPG,_GMR_-_RM21,_Mausoleum_of_Halikarnassos.JPG