Among the inspirations from the original Mausoleum is the third-century B.C. (280–246) Belevi Monument near Ephesus on the coast of Asia Minor north of Halicarnassus. It was likely begun for King Lysimachus (died 280 B.C.) but was used instead for the Seleucid ruler Antiochus II (died 246 B.C.). It consisted of a rock-cut socle 33 feet high, an upper story encircled by columns and a pyramidal roof. See Andrea M. Berlin, “Power and Its Afterlife: Tombs in Hellenistic Palestine,” Near Eastern Archaeology, vol. 62, June 2002, p. 145. See in general, J. Fedak, Monumental Tombs of the Hellenistic Age (Toronto, 1990).