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  1. Durability, Power, and Imposing Public Edifices of Roman Architecture

    ... CC BY SA 2.5 ) In many of their buildings, the Romans used columns and arches instead of post-and-beam construction. ... their Greek or Egyptian counterparts, for example. Roman Columns The Romans borrowed the classical orders of the ... capital. They also made more decorative cornices. Types of columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. ( Public Domain ) The ...

    Mark Miller - 10/01/2019 - 02:00

  2. Buddhist Art Found Hidden from the Naked Eye in Japanese Temple

    ... pagoda. ( Yuta1127 /Adobe Stock) Buddhist Art Found on Columns The experts discovered the Buddhist artwork after ... that had long been hidden beneath layers of black soot on columns. In total, they found eight paintings. Archaeology ... revealed four images of Buddhist saints on each of the columns.’ The Buddhist saints in the paintings would have ...

    Ed Whelan - 15/08/2020 - 19:07

  3. The Enigmatic Columns of Horus: Hidden Tools, Weapons of the Gods? – Part I

    ... of Seth” and “the friends of Osiris”: the so-called Columns of Horus. To attain those mysterious tools, The ... an extraordinary function, i.e. the column of Horus. The Columns of Horus What was the powerful object that led the ... Seth’s defeat – just to conquer a “column” or more columns, seems particularly reductive, or even banal. What ...

    Armando Mei - 08/12/2016 - 02:15

  4. Wizard Battles And Demon Traps Revealed In Ancient Christian Texts

    ... by human hands” that he would find hidden on top of two columns in the temple of her church outside of Philippi. The two columns were described as having been “set up since the ... order of my beloved son.” Could these be the two magical columns in the Philippi story about the wizard battle? They ...

    ashley cowie - 24/09/2020 - 00:57

  5. Decoding Barcelona’s Enigma of an Ancient Musical Roman Temple

    ... world.  Once proud, now crumbling, gargantuan sandstone columns protrude from broken mosaic walkways and streets, in ... until the late 19th century when three of its four vast columns emerged from a construction site. Unlike most Roman ... down to become the foundations of newer structures, the columns of the Temple of Augustus remained intact and were ...

    ashley cowie - 15/01/2018 - 15:26

  6. Apadana – The Everlasting Hall of the Achaemenids

    ... with lofty roofs and ceilings supported by robust and tall columns. Today it is known as a hypostyle hall. The size of ... (60 meters) on each side. From it rises six rows with six columns each – these are 59 feet (18 meters) tall. There ... of lofty ceilings and the support of tall, magnificent columns, is one of the earliest architectural designs that ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 29/09/2019 - 02:03

  7. The Column of Death at Mitla, Hugged by Mesoamericans For Millennia

    ... chambers are part of the ‘Grupo de las Columnas’ or ‘Columns Group,’ one of the five main groups of structures ... Death’ was discovered. ‘Grupo de las Columnas’ or ‘Columns Group,’ one of the five main groups of structures at Mitla. These columns are identical in every way to the “actual” Column ...

    dhwty - 28/08/2020 - 22:57

  8. The incredible subterranean Basilica Cistern

    ... work effort went into its construction, with 336 marble columns supporting the structure, each measuring 9m in height, and arranged in 12 rows of 28 columns each divided by a distance of 4.9m. It is said that the majority of these columns were recycled from older buildings (a process known ...

    dhwty - 25/05/2014 - 12:30

  9. The ancient city of Lacedaemon – is it the legendary Atlantis? Part Two

    ... . I have identified the Pillars of Hercules with the Columns, which were erected on the Mount Thornax, some 2 ... and transformed to a platform to house and to support the columns. These columns were a unique archaeological mystery in Antiquity; in ...

    spyropoulos - 06/06/2014 - 04:15

  10. The Enigmatic Columns of Horus: Divine Tools of Energy– Part II

    ... ( Public Domain ) By  Armando Mei The Enigmatic Columns of Horus: Divine Tools of Energy– Part II ...

    Armando Mei - 10/12/2016 - 02:04

  11. A Classical Doric Temple in Sicily Built by a Mysterious Population

    ... forced to become vassals of the Carthaginians.  Tapering columns, capitals and frieze, Doric Temple, Segesta. ( ... wide (61 x 26 m). Each length of the temple has fourteen columns, which are in an excellent state of preservation and the whole temple was made up of a total of 36 columns.  All the columns are large and tapering and topped ...

    Ed Whelan - 13/05/2020 - 01:59

  12. Fingal’s Cave: Legends and Inspiration Near the Scottish Sea

    ... as 40,000) of black fine-grained Tertiary basalt. Basalt columns inside Fingal's Cave. ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) These ... equally spaced centers” and “solidified into prismatic columns”. The columns that were produced normally had between three to ...

    dhwty - 12/08/2020 - 22:00

  13. Mitla Mosaics: A Coded Language May Plaster the Walls of a Zapotec City of the Dead

    ... the Southern Group, the Clay Group, the Creek Group, the Columns Group, and the Church Group. Of these, the mosaics of the Church Group and the Columns Group are the most impressive. The Church Group is ... entities from escaping into the human world. As for the Columns Group, this complex is located to the south of the ...

    dhwty - 20/10/2017 - 18:49

  14. The Derveni Papyrus: The Most Ancient Book in Europe Involved in a Campaign Against Orpheus?

    ... Touratsoglou ) When the fragments were pieced together, 22 columns of text were originally visible – all with the ... we have 15-17 lines of writing in the better preserved columns, of which the upper 10-11 lines have an almost ... any legible letters, remain from the badly damaged first columns. The date of the Derveni Papyrus has ranged from 350 ...

    Alicia McDermott - 17/10/2015 - 21:41

  15. The Story Behind a Frightening Chapel of Bones in Portugal

    ... and transitory nature of life. Photograph of one of the columns of the Chapel of Bones, decorated with human bones ... the bones and skulls serving as decoration for the walls, columns, arches, and domes. Moreover, the bone fragments, ... Carefully arranged bones and skulls decorate its walls and columns. The roof is built of white brick and decorated with ...

    Marilo - 14/11/2015 - 04:27

  16. Herma as Guidance and Protection for Travelers in Ancient Greece

    ... in ancient Greece. In general, hermae statues were stone columns that corresponded to the stature of the human body, ... in ancient Greece. In general, these statues were stone columns that corresponded to the stature of the human body, ... by the head of Hermes, one of the Olympian gods. These columns were frequently quadrangular in shape, though at ...

    dhwty - 09/05/2016 - 14:47

  17. Saturnalia: The December Festival of Joy and Merriment in Ancient Rome

    ... of the god. Ruins of the Temple of Saturn (eight columns to the far right), with three columns from the Temple of Vespasian and Titus (left) and the ...

    dhwty - 17/12/2015 - 14:47

  18. The Colossal Hand of Hercules, So Where is the Rest of Him?

    ... as only a part of the structure was adorned with columns, whilst the rest was left bare. Ruins of the Temple ... monument. For instance, the part of the temple where the columns had been erected is the portico. These columns, six in total, would have originally stood at a ...

    dhwty - 18/04/2017 - 13:55

  19. Why There Is So Much Backlash to the Theory that Greek Art Inspired China’s Terracotta Army

    ... of the ancient Greek genius is the  entasis  of the columns on Greek temples such as the Parthenon. Built with a ... trick that creates an optical illusion of tall, straight columns. (Columns actually built without curvature will appear convex.) ...

    ancient-origins - 24/11/2016 - 03:57

  20. Luxor Temple: The Sacred Sanctuary With An Eternal Legacy

    ... Egypt was divided between two dynasties of rulers. Ancient columns at the Luxor Temple in Egypt. ( zevana / Adobe stock) ... a statue of Isis and some rubble. Some of the many ancient columns at the Luxor Temple in Egypt. Photo taken on a recent ...

    dhwty - 04/05/2020 - 14:02

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