10 of the Most Fascinating Mausoleums Around the World
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The mausoleum is one of the most fascinating constructs in history. Whilst usually defined as a large, stately tomb, there is no single type of mausoleum. In fact, from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the streets of Vatican City and beyond, history has provided us with an incredibly diverse variety of these burial sites.
Yet, what all mausoleums have in common is their grandeur and sense of history. Not only does this bind them together, but it also makes them popular tourist sites around the globe. We will take a look at some of the world’s most famous mausoleums that you will find around the world.
- Great Pyramid of Giza – Egypt
The oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is believed to have been built as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops). The Pyramid was constructed over a 20-year period concluding around 2,560 BCE.