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December 11, 2007

Satyros

Satyros or Satyrus was an Ancient Greek architect of the 4th century BC. Along with Pythis (Pytheos), he designed the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After Mausolus, satrap of Caria in southwest Anatolia died, at 353 BC, his widow, Artemisia II of Caria, built a huge marble tomb – completed about 350 BC – in his memory at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum, Turkey). Its name, the Mausoleum, came to be the generic term for monumental tombs. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and was eventually destroyed by an earthquake.

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