My parents are building a mausoleum for themselves in my childhood home.
Alone with the “mausoleum of sounds” that is her memory she must record her past “before it becomes tinnitus and is lost.”
During the restoration process, volunteers discovered plaques documenting a list of the dead contained within the mausoleum.
The idea of the mausoleum is peculiar and original, as will be seen.
The vicissitudes of the mausoleum did not end with this change of religion and ownership.
I think we may feel satisfied he did not revive while he was in the mausoleum.
The bridegroom of the sea is dead, his palace and his city are his mausoleum!
There is a stern majesty and grandeur in it which dwarfs every other monument and mausoleum.
The mausoleum casts a deep shadow upon the side nearest to me.
The only thing he could think of was that he wanted to enter a mausoleum not as a prisoner, but as the head of an army.
"magnificent tomb," 1540s, from Latin mausoleum, from Greek Mausoleion, name of the massive marble tomb built 353 B.C.E. at Halicarnassus (Greek city in Asia Minor) for Mausolos, Persian satrap who made himself king of Caria. It was built by his wife (and sister), Artemisia. Counted among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, it was destroyed by an earthquake in the Middle Ages. General sense of "any stately burial-place" is from c.1600.
A tomb, or a building containing tombs. Mausoleums are often richly decorated. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum.