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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.

Strategy[]

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. Any maritime civilization should aim for this Wonder as they are likely to have the best coastal areas. Even an inland empire can settle at least one coastal city just to vie for this Wonder, it is strong enough to boost that city into a bustling shipbuilding hub. And an extra Engineer charge never hurt anyone.

Civilopedia entry[]

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[]

Civilization VI Wonders [edit]
Wonders

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only.pngAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-Only.pngChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãEtemenanki1Forbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-Only.pngGreat Bath GS-Only.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-Only.pngKotoku-in R&F-Only.pngMachu Picchu GS-Only.pngMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-Only.pngMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-Only.pngOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-Only.pngPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-Only.pngStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-Only.pngStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-Only.pngTemple of Artemis R&F-Only.pngTerracotta ArmyTorre de Belém1University of Sankore GS-Only.pngVenetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-Only.pngCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-Only.pngEye of the Sahara R&F-Only.pngEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-Only.pngGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-Only.pngKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-Only.pngLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-Only.pngMatterhorn R&F-Only.pngMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-Only.pngMount Vesuvius GS-Only.pngPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-Only.pngPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-Only.pngTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-Only.pngUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only.png

1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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