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 "The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other men's lives."
– Pericles

Game Info[]


One of the earliest wonders, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus may help an empire considerably in its start, especially if it has the above-mentioned resources around the city. The 100 Gold Gold received when a Great Person is expended is throughout the empire, not just in the territory of the city in which it was built. This extends to Great Prophets expended outside their home territory, even in another civilization, as well as Great Merchants sent to city-states.

Note that the amount of Gold Gold received from expending Great People is dependent on game speed, so your earnings will be smaller during Quick games and larger during Epic or Marathon games.

On Emperor difficulty and below, Venice should prioritize building this wonder, as the Great Merchant point is valuable early on for puppeting city-states. For other civs, the Mausoleum is not as important as others like the Temple of Artemis, Stonehenge, the Great Library, or the Pyramids.

Civilopedia entry[]

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was constructed c. 350 BC as a tomb for Mausolus, the ruler of Caria (an area of modern Turkey). Said to have been designed and constructed by the greatest sculptors and craftsmen of the time, the temple was known for its detailed sculptural reliefs and impressive scale, towering nearly 150 feet high (47m). Destroyed by a series of earthquakes that struck the region during the 1st millennium AD, portions of the tomb were excavated by British archaeologists in the mid 19th century. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the term "Mausoleum" as it is used today traces its origins to this tomb.



See also[]

Civilization V Wonders [edit]
World Wonders Alhambra GodsKings5 clearAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-onlyBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-onlyCN Tower GodsKings5 clearChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-onlyGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clearGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clearGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clearInternational Space Station BNW-onlyKremlinLarge Hadron Collider2Leaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clearLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Motherland Calls2 BNW-onlyNeuschwanstein GodsKings5 clearNotre DameOraclePanama Canal2Parthenon BNW-onlyPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clearPorcelain TowerProra BNW-onlyPyramidsRed Fort BNW-onlySistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clearThree Gorges Dam2Uffizi BNW-onlyUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-onlyGrand Temple GodsKings5 clearHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clearNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-onlyOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Cerro de PotosiEl DoradoFountain of YouthKing Solomon's Mines BNW-onlyKrakatoaLake Titicaca2Lake Victoria BNW-onlyMt. Everest2Mt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clearMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-onlyMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clearOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clearThe Barringer CraterThe Grand MesaThe Great Barrier ReefUluru GodsKings5 clear
1 Requires a DLC2 Сut from the game

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.