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A large semicircular or polygonal recess in a church, arched or with a domed roof and typically at the church's eastern end. Recorded from the early 19th century, the word comes from Latin apsis ...
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The term given to an organization's information technology platform, structure and process but increasingly used as a way of explaining complex marketing concepts and functions, for example ‘brand ...
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Baptismal basin for the consecrated water used during the Sacrament of Baptism. It is commonly formed from a large block of stone, hollowed out and elaborately carved with Christian symbols, ...
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[Ma]An artificial material produced by fusing silica sand with an alkali such as potash or sodium. It was probably developed from faience in the Near East during the 3rd millennium bc, but was not ...
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Architectural style characterized by pointed arches and the vault, succeeding the Norman or Romanesque style at the end of the 12th century ...

Norman architecture

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[De]Distinctive style of architecture characterized by the Romanesque or round‐headed arch, often highly decorated and of several orders, constructed of cut stones of approximately equal size set ...
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[De]A decorative technique in which gaps or interstices are left around a pattern, sometimes to be filled in with a different material.
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An ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or clover leaf.
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[CP]One of the largest ancient empire states known, the Roman Empire began in central Italy in the middle of the 1st millennium bc. In the wake of collapsing Etruscan cultures, Rome expanded through ...

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