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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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Dive into a crafting expedition with our paper model kit, recreating the ancient marvel of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. This intermediate-level kit is designed for an enriching assembly experience, transporting you back to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

  • Scale: 1:250, with assembled dimensions of 6.3 x 5.5 x 7 inches
  • Assembly Time: Estimated at 4+ hours, advised across multiple sittings
  • Material: Durable, sustainably sourced card; silver (light grey) with a metallic shine
  • Features: 162 pieces to cut out; set-up diagrams included for guided assembly, ensuring a structured crafting journey from start to finish
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PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.

What's inside? 6 sturdy A4 size paper sheets with the artwork, cutting and scoring lines printed on. You will need to cut, score, fold and glue the parts in order to assemble the model according to the set-up instructions which come with the kit.

Things which are not included, but you'll need in order to assemble the model: time & patience, a hobby knife, a ruler, a cutting mat or hard surface to work on, white glue (PVA).

Some other things might be helpful: a pointed stylus, tweezers and scissors. See what tools we recommend.


  • SCALE - 1:250
  • DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 6.3 ⋅ 5.5 ⋅ 7 inches / 16 ⋅ 14 ⋅ 18 cm
  • COLOUR (with metallic shine) - silver (light grey)
  • MADE FROM - sturdy card from sustainable sources
  • LEVEL - intermediate
  • ASSEMBLY TIME - at least 4 hours
  • KIT CONTENTS - 6 printed sheets, set-up instructions


This model will require more than one sitting to build it. We advise to pause between different stages as you work, especially when you come to gluing. The white glue softens the paper and it may lead to misshapen parts if you do not allow them to dry well before proceeding further with assembling. Click here to watch our paper model building tips.

Give yourself enough time to enjoy the process and achieve the best result!


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Shipping Timelines:

  • Paper model kits and pop-up cards: Dispatched within 1-3 working days
  • Assembled paper models, personalised items: Dispatched within up to 10 working days

Expected Delivery:

  • Domestic (Mainland UK): 1-3 working days
  • Europe: 3-5 working days
  • USA and Canada: 5-7 working days
  • Rest of the world: 7-14 working days
  • International Express: 2-4 working days

Please note: Delivery delays are beyond our control. While over 95% of orders are delivered within the stated timeframe, delivery may occasionally exceed the expected duration, especially during peak periods. If you need your order by a specific date, consider using the express mail option.

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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, an ancient architectural marvel, was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC in Halicarnassus, present-day Bodrum, Turkey. It was constructed for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, his wife and sister. This grandiose structure was so famous that Mausolus's name became the eponym for all stately tombs, through the word "mausoleum."

Designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene, the Mausoleum was approximately 45 meters (148 feet) in height, making it one of the tallest structures of its time. It was adorned with intricate reliefs and statues created by four famous sculptors - Scopas, Leochares, Timotheus, and Bryaxis. Each sculptor was responsible for one side of the mausoleum.

The Mausoleum's design was a synthesis of Greek, Near Eastern, and Egyptian architectural styles. It stood on a large, rectangular platform and consisted of a massive base topped by a stepped pyramid and a marble quadriga - a four-horse chariot - on the summit, reflecting a blend of Lycian, Greek, and Egyptian architectural influences.

This monumental tomb was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World for its artistic beauty and architectural ingenuity. It suffered damage due to earthquakes and was eventually dismantled in the Middle Ages. The stones were repurposed for other buildings, and many of the sculptures were taken to the British Museum in London.

Today, only the foundations and a few remnants of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus remain.