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Artemisia II, statue by an unknown artist; in the National Archeological Museum, Naples—AndersonAlinari/Art Resource, New York
(died c. 350 BC) Sister and wife of King Mausolus (r. 377–353 BC) of Caria, southwestern Anatolia, and sole ruler for about three years after his death. She built his tomb, the Mausoleum, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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