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"A vast tomb lies over me in Halicarnassus, of such dimensions, of such exquisite beauty as no other shade can boast."
–Lucian of Samosata

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is a Classical Era Wonder in Civilization VI. It must be built adjacent to a Harbor.

StrategyEdit

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is a surprisingly good Wonder, yet very undervalued by the AIs, meaning you will have an easier time going for this Wonder. The main reason you build this Wonder is the extra charge on Great Engineers, which is extremely helpful, especially if you are going for a Scientific Victory, or to a lesser extent, a Cultural Victory. Depending on what your preferred Victory route is, you can aim for Sergei Korolev and Wernher von Braun for Scientific, or Alvar Aalto, Gustave Eiffel and Filippo Brunelleschi for Cultural. Qin Shi Huang's China can use its Builders to expedite production of this wonder, which will be particularly valuable to them (or any other civilization) if they're hoping to win a Science Victory.

The extra yields on Coast tiles are really strong as well, considering this is only a Classical Era Wonder. Every maritime civilization should aim for this Wonder in one of their city. Even an inland empire can settle at least one coastal just to vie for this Wonder, it is strong enough to boost that city into a bustling shipbuilding hub.

Civilopedia entry Edit

The Persian satrap Mausolus had a tomb built for himself that was so lavish and beautiful that the term “mausoleum” would subsequently be used for any stately tomb. Planned before his death in the city of Halicarnassus, a coastal town on the shores of what is now western Turkey, it was completed after his death in 353 BCE. Many writings from antiquity mention the Mausoleum’s beauty, and it was declared one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Artemisia, widow to Mausolus, hired famous sculptors to work the stone and marble, and its sides were emblazoned with bas-reliefs of mythical creatures. Atop a pyramidal roof, supported by columns and solid stone, was a bronze chariot bearing depictions of Mausolus and Artemisia, together in death for eternity—or the early 15th Century, when the whole thing was toppled by earthquakes.

Gallery Edit

Wonders in Civilization VI
Wonders

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station1Angkor WatApadanaBig BenBolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación1Chichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge2Great Bath2Great LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel BarkalKilwa Kisiwani1Kotoku-in1Machu Picchu2Mahabodhi TempleMausoleum at HalicarnassusMeenakshi Temple2Mont St. MichelOracleOrszágház2Oxford UniversityPanama Canal2PetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty1St. Basil's Cathedral1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal1Temple of Artemis1Terracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore2Venetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Chocolate Hills2Cliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch1Eye of the Sahara1Eyjafjallajökull3Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway3Gobustan2Great Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay3Ik-Kil2Kakadu4Lake Retba1Lysefjord3Mato Tipila2Matterhorn1Mount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima1Mount Vesuvius2Pamukkale2PantanalPinnacles4PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda2Torres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow1Uluru3Vinland4 YosemiteZhangye Danxia1

1: Added in Rise and Fall2: Added in Gathering Storm3: Requires DLC4: Specific scenario games only
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