Encyclopedia > Mausoleum

  Article Content

Mausoleum

A mausoleum is a large and impressive tomb, usually constructed for a deceased leader.

The word came from the Mausoleum of Maussollos, the tomb of King Mausolus, the Persian satrap of Caria, whose large tomb was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

See also: List of famous cemeteries, which lists several mausoleums



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
2003 in politics

... 6 1.7 January 7 1.8 January 8 1.9 January 9 1.10 January 10 1.11 January 11 1.12 January 12 1.13 January 13 1.14 January 14 1.15 January 15 1.16 January 16 1.17 January ...