MAUSOLEUM AT HALICARNASSUS - enjoy a crafting activity, build a scale model of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus from our paper model kit and see how one the seven wonders of the ancient world could have looked like.
DIMENSIONS (when assembled) - 6.3 ⋅ 5.5 ⋅ 7 inches / 16 ⋅ 14 ⋅ 18 cm
COLOURS (to choose from, all with metallic shine) - limestone (light sand yellow) ⋅ silver (light grey) ⋅ white
LEVEL - intermediate
Give yourself enough time to enjoy the process and achieve the best result!
Choose what appeals to you the most:PRINTED KIT - CUT, FOLD, GLUE! This model comes unassembled, delivered flat-packed in a large envelope.
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.A FEW LINES ABOUT THIS LANDMARK
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene.
The Mausoleum was approximately 45 m (148 ft) in height, and the four sides were adorned with sculptural reliefs, each created by one of four Greek sculptors Leochares, Bryaxis, Scopas of Paros and Timotheus. The finished structure of the mausoleum was considered to be such an aesthetic triumph that Antipater of Sidon identified it as one of his Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed by successive earthquakes from the 12th to the 15th century.
The word mausoleum has now come to be used generically for an above-ground tomb.