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  • n. Plural form of mausoleum.


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  • I was brought up in and around non-conformist places of worship like this, gaslit Evangelical mausolea in terraced city backstreets, bare-boarded Strict Baptism in hidden Chiltern villages.

    Sunday Talk

  • So, those shuttered shops, those haunted dealerships, and those concrete hexaliths become mausolea for a restless, ever-drivin 'nation.


  • So then maybe they ARE mausolea of martyred pilgrims: shuttered malls as cryptoriums, grain elevators as ossuaries, and left-over wreckage as coffins parked in disused auto dealerships.


  • (Iconium), “Multa seges sepulchralium quæ virorum ex omni ævo doctissimorum exuvias condunt, mille et unum recenset auctor Libri qui inscribitur Hassaaer we jek mesaar (Hazár ve yek Mezár), i.e., mille et unum mausolea.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There are other mausolea with obelisks, apparently in the Egyptian style, a whole amphitheatre cut out of the rock with the remains of a palace and of several temples.

    Travels in Nubia

  • After the mausolea of Augustus, and Adrian, which I have already mentioned, the most remarkable antient sepulchres at Rome, are those of Caius Cestius, and Cecilia Metella.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Locke Drive, past Fountain Garden, the Garden of Remembrance, to a T-junction into Holly Drive, past angels, headstones, mausolea, modest squares and circles of slate and stone, like manhole covers in the immaculate lawn.

    Walls of Silence

  • They destroyed the mausolea and monumental tombs in the cemeteries, which they considered to be polytheistic, and desecrated the Prophet's tomb.

    d. Arabia

  • Imperial complexes which combined palaces and circuses, and sometimes mausolea, were built in or near most imperial capitals—Rome, Milan, Thessalonica, Antioch, and Trier, while Diocletian built a grand palace at Salona (Split) on the Dalmatian coast.

    5. The Later Empire, 284-527 C.E

  • The rules governing the layout of the statuary along the spirit way were largely formulated in the Tang Dynasty, and some of the finest examples of statuary from this period decorate the 18 imperial mausolea found in the valleys of the Guanzhong Plain that lie beyond the Tang capital Chang'an (today's Xi'an) in Shaanxi province.

    Off With the Heads


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