The Tomb of Mausolos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This unused postcard is one of a set of seven published in a limited edition of 500 by Barr’s Post Card News of Lansing, Iowa in 1982.
Mausolos and his sister queen Artemisia ruled over Halicarnassus for 24 years. When he died, she designed a tomb that would echo through the ages. We take our word mausoleum from this building.
In Pagan Holiday, Tony Perrottet describes the building as “easily the gaudiest of the Seven Wonders.” It stood 140 feet high, crowned with a statue of Mausolos driving a gilded chariot. Vitruvius wrote a whole book about it.