The Tomb of King Mausolus free building papercraft download

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The Tomb of Mausolos - One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The mausoleum was the tomb of Mausolos, from where the name came, and it was the most enduring achievement of his wife and sister Artemisia The Younger, who, after Mausolos death in 352 BC, had it built in his honor. Mausolos tomb became one of the most famous architectural showpieces of antiquity; it was named one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the travel writers of the Hellenistic era. It consisted of a solid rectangular base topped by 36 Ionic columns. These were surmounted by a pyramid and crowned with a massive statue of Mausolos and Artemisia riding a chariot, reaching a total height of 60 meters, the base was adorned with a frieze executed by four of the leading sculptors of ancient Greece.

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