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mausoleum (pl. mausolea). Any roofed building used as a tomb, detached or joined to another building (e.g. a church), containing coffins, sarcophagi, or urns, often on shelves. The term originated with the C4 BC Hellenistic Ionic tomb of King Mausolos of Caria at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Colvin (1991);
J. Curl (2002);
Hillenbrand (1994);
Toynbee (1971)

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mausoleum Impressive tomb. The widow of Mausolus (from whom the term derives), ruler of Caria, raised a great tomb to his memory at Halicarnassus (c.350 bc). It became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The best-known mausoleum is the Taj Mahal in Agra, n India.

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mau·so·le·um / ˌmôzəˈlēəm; ˌmôsə-/ • n. (pl. -le·a / -ˈlēə/ or -le·ums) a building, esp. a large and stately one, housing a tomb or tombs.

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mausoleum a building, especially a large and stately one, housing a tomb or tombs. The word comes via Latin from Greek Mausōlos, the name of a king of Caria (4th century bc), to whose tomb in Halicarnassus, erected by his queen Artemisia and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the name was originally applied.

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Mausoleum ★★ 1983 (R)

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mausoleum XVI. — L. mausōlēum — Gr. mausōleion the magnificent tomb of Mausōlus, king of Caria, erected 353 B.C. at Halicarnassus by his queen Artemisia and accounted one of the seven wonders of the world.