The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the greatest tombs of all time. A mausoleum is a great tomb, named after King Mausolus of Caria, who was buried in the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Yes, we got a word from this tomb: mausoleum. A mausoleum only originally meant “dedicated to Mausolus”. When Mausolus ascended to the […]

Colossus of Rhodes

When Alexander died in 323 B.C.E., the massive Macedonian empire collapsed as generals fought to seize the land. Rhodes had to pick a side. They chose to support Ptolemy, a friend of Alexander’s who controlled Egypt. Another general’s son named Demetrius set out to Rhodes to punish them for supporting Ptolemy. Ptolemy eventually came to […]