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.
"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.