British Museum III: Mausolos’s Mausoleum

Parts of Bodrum are quite lovely, particularly the harbor:

The view from breakfast, last summer…

But the site of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassos is not one of them:

Site of the Mausoleum

But some of the more spectacular parts of the Mausoleum now reside in the British Museum:

Greeks fighting with Amazons

More of the Amazonomachy.

And more…

One last example…

A model of the Mausoleum from the Mausoleum Museum at Bodrum

The Mausoleum gallery at the British Museum

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One Response to British Museum III: Mausolos’s Mausoleum

  1. I got the same sense of disappointment when I visited the mausoleum. considering you are staring at was once one of the original wonders of the ancient world it just looks like a rubble field.

    Thanks for sharing and reminding me of my trip though.

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