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

    ... SA 2.5 ) In many of their buildings, the Romans used columns and arches instead of post-and-beam construction. Arches could bear ... their Greek or Egyptian counterparts, for example. Roman Columns The Romans borrowed the classical orders of the Greeks: Corinthian, ...

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

  2. 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 Followers of Seth ... an extraordinary function, i.e. the column of Horus. The Columns of Horus What was the powerful object that led the gods to ...

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

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

    ... the world.  Once proud, now crumbling, gargantuan sandstone columns protrude from broken mosaic walkways and streets, in what was a ... until the late 19th century when three of its four vast columns emerged from a construction site. Unlike most Roman buildings in ...

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

  4. 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 ...

    dhwty - 25/05/2014 - 12:30

  5. 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 kilometres from the ... 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

  6. Hermas as Guidance and Protection for Travelers in Ancient Greece

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

    dhwty - 09/05/2016 - 14:47

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

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

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

  8. Fingal’s Cave: A Spectacular Sea Cave of Irish Legends and Modern Inspiration

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

    dhwty - 21/04/2016 - 03:52

  9. 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 also known as the ...

    dhwty - 20/10/2017 - 18:49

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

    ... ) When the fragments were pieced together, 22 columns of text were originally visible – all with the bottom lines missing ... that we have 15-17 lines of writing in the better preserved columns, of which the upper 10-11 lines have an almost continuous text, whereas ...

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

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

    ... nature of life. Photograph of one of the columns of the Chapel of Bones, decorated with human bones and skulls.  ... the bones and skulls serving as decoration for the walls, columns, arches, and domes. Moreover, the bone fragments, were decided upon to ...

    Marilo - 14/11/2015 - 04:27

  12. 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 Arch of Septimius ...

    dhwty - 17/12/2015 - 14:47

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

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

    dhwty - 18/04/2017 - 13:55

  14. 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 slight convex ... 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

  15. Beautiful Dynastic Artistry Shaped the Face of Modern India

    ... were raised with edicts transcribed on them, and these columns were often topped with ornately carved lions, not unlike the Ionic columns of ancient Greece. These pillars are called stambhas , however, ...

    Riley Winters - 29/05/2017 - 02:05

  16. Documenting 6th Dynasty Pharaohs: The Significant Inscription on the South Saqqara Stone

    ... year block on the S.S. Annals; each year was made of various columns and was from 5,5 to more than 30 cm large. Teti's reign had 5 columns x regnal year (we know for him a HAt-xt-sp 12 and infact 1,1 x 5 x 12 = ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 16/04/2017 - 02:00

  17. A Discovery That Shook the Archaeological World: Sir Arthur Evans and the Unveiling of Knossos

    ... of Evans' miscalculation is his creation of the red, Minoan columns. There is no evidence that dark red columns—themselves constructed out of 20 th century materials rather than ...

    Riley Winters - 05/08/2017 - 01:59

  18. Ten Amazing Subterranean Structures from the Ancient World

    ... work effort went into its construction, with 336 marble columns supporting the structure. It is said that the majority of these columns were recycled from older buildings (a process known as ... is the re-use of the heads of Medusa as the bases of two columns located in the northwest corner of the cistern. According to tradition, ...

    aprilholloway - 13/06/2014 - 14:27

  19. Marble slab inscribed with 1,900-year-old Water Law unearthed in Turkey

    ... Among the ruins excavated in Laodicea are these columns of an ancient temple. (Photo by Rjdeadly/ Wikimedia Commons ) ... an old church, the foundations of an ancient house and columns of the North Sacred Agora and Central Agora. Archaeologists have ...

    Mark Miller - 26/08/2015 - 14:52

  20. Upcycling Ancient Beauty – How Precious Stones, Monuments, and Jewels Have Been Re-Used

    ... Paul in the world? How does one go about finding incredible columns which look exactly like they were taken from an ancient temple or ... Saints Ruins served as a source for precious stones, columns, and other parts of construction. These architectural features were ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 06/11/2016 - 02:51

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