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Mausoleum, a large, fine sepulchral monument or an edifice built as a burial-place for one person like the original mausoleum erected at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, by Queen Artemisia in the 4th century B.C. as the tomb of her husband, King Mausolus - or for a family, or for the successive holders of some dignified office.