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  1. Marble Columns Spotted by Swimmer Reveal Bountiful Roman Shipwreck

    ... found was a huge collection of 1,800-year-old marble stone columns, which had apparently been carried in a Roman-era ... be in the right place at the right time to see the marble columns, which now constitute the oldest sunken sea cargo ... and its cargo, including ancient Corinthian-style columns were discovered by accident off the coast of Israel. ...

    Nathan Falde - 15/05/2023 - 22:55

  2. Hidden Gems of Sicily: The Abandoned Temple Columns of Cave di Cusa

    ... most popular tourist destinations. The remains of raw columns for a Selinunte temple at the Cave di Cusa quarry in ... busily at the quarry throughout its history. Great Doric columns were carved here - in situ - before being transported ... about how these ancient builders went about creating the columns used in their spectacular architecture still visible ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 11/04/2023 - 14:58

  3. Searching for the Lost Subterranean Worlds of Mitla, Mexico

    ... Mesoamerican Civilization of The Cloud People ​The Columns Group, Church Group and Arroyo Group are the best ... lintels employed in the palaces, particularly the “Columns Group,” measure as much as 6 meters (20 feet) long, ... of more than of 30 tons (27,216 kilograms). Monolithic columns, each over 5 meters (16 feet) tall, were also used to ...

    Marco M. Vigato - 18/03/2022 - 22:01

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Acanthus: Why Old Buildings Use the Same Leaf Design (Video)

    ... leaf design found on old buildings, especially Corinthian columns, holds a fascinating secret. The leaf design found on old buildings, especially Corinthian columns , holds a fascinating secret. These leaves, known as ... became a symbol of strength. They adorned Greek and Roman columns , with stylization erasing species distinctions. ...

    Robbie Mitchell - 27/06/2023 - 16:58

  8. The Giant's Causeway – Where Geology Blends With Mythology

    ... outcrop consists of at least 40,000 interlocking basalt columns with uniquely straight edges. The whole sight is hard ... it’s all completely natural. So what  are  basalt columns? Well let’s talk geology. First of all – basalt. ... is basalt. Still, you might be wondering, what about the columns? Well, columnar basalt is similarly formed. If a ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 01/11/2020 - 13:54

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. The Awe-Inspiring Karnak Temple Complex and Vatican of Ancient Egypt

    ... would flood to add to the symbolic effect, while columns were designed to recreate a marsh environment. The ... squared (54,000 sq ft) and consists of 134 huge sandstone columns, most of which are more than 10 meters tall (32.8 ft) ... in any religious building in the world. Originally the columns were painted in bright colors, and remnants of this ...

    Joanna Gillan - 24/12/2022 - 01:00