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acroterion

acroterion  

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[Co]The sculptured figure, tripod, disc, or urn, of bronze, marble, or terracotta, placed on the apex of the pediment of a Greek temple or other substantial building; sometimes also above the outer ...
art, funerary, Greek

art, funerary, Greek  

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Archaic period(c.700–c.480). The period's chief innovations were the funerary statue and carved gravestone. Kouroi (standing, usually nude, youths) marked graves on Thera by c.630. Funerary korai ...
cenotaph

cenotaph  

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Empty sepulchre, or funerary monument to the dead whose bodies lie elsewhere. Lutyens's Cenotaph, Whitehall, London (1919–20), is an example of such a symbolic tomb.
Damghan

Damghan  

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Town on the road to Mashhad in northern Iran, 344 km east of Tehran. The area had a long history of settlement, as shown by the ruins of the prehistoric ...
ear

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1 Acroter or horn of an altar, sarcophagus, or stele.2 Crossette.3 Lug or tab.
False Door

False Door  

The term false door (also ka-door, false-door stela, fausse-porte, Scheintür) denotes an architectural element that is found mostly in private tomb structures of the Old Kingdom (mastabas and ...
Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi  

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 (1720–78) Italian architect and engraver.His highly imaginative, indeed rather overpowering visions of architecture, cities, and interior design, as revealed in Carceri (c.1745, re-issued c.1760 ...
horn

horn  

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1 Ionic, Composite, or Corinthian volute, but especially Ionic.2 Strong-stemmed projections ending in stiff leaves commonly found on C13 Gothic capitals or crockets.3 Projection at each corner of an ...
Men

Men  

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(Μήν, also Μείς), one of the most important gods of west Anatolia (see Anatolian deities). Etymology uncertain, but the name must derive from a native language. From its home territory ...
mihrab

mihrab  

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A niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca, towards which Muslims should face when at prayer. It was often ornately decorated and designed to give the impression of an ...
monument

monument  

The word monument is recorded from Middle English, and originally denoted a burial place rather than the statue or building over it or commemorating a person or event; the word comes via French from ...
Mycenae

Mycenae  

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An ancient city in Greece, situated near the coast in the NE Peloponnese, the centre of the late Bronze Age Mycenaean civilization. The capital of King Agamemnon, it was at its most prosperous in the ...
stones

stones  

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[MC]A block or slab of stone perhaps selected for its shape or mass that was set upright as a marker of some kind. In the British Isles and neighbouring areas of northwest Europe the majority of ...
Thamugadi

Thamugadi  

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A settlement in Numidia 32 km. (20 mi.) east of Lambaesis, one of the few totally excavated towns in the Roman empire. Founded in ad 100 by Trajan as a ...
Thespiae

Thespiae  

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City in south-central Boeotia, commanding a small region of rich river valleys overlooked by low hills, with access to the Corinthian Gulf at Creusis. The few surviving remains include a ...
tribute lists

tribute lists  

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Records of the aparchai (first‐fruits) of one‐sixtieth given as an offering to Athena from the tribute paid by the members of the Delian League after the treasury was moved from Delos to Athens, very ...

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