The origins of the Mausoleum date back to ancient societies. The Greek architect Pythias, along with the architect Satyrus, built the great Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in 353 B.C. One of the seven wonders of the world, was constructed at the request of Queen Artemisia who ordered the tomb for her husband, Mausolus. The tomb was damaged and looted in the early 15th century. It still stands today in Turkey, on the Aegean Sea.