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Vault

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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179 words

(κρυπτή), a ceiling or roof of brick, stone, or concrete built on the principle of the arch. In Byz. ...

Vaults and Vaulting

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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1,114 words

A vault is an arched architectural element that forms a ceiling or roof. Vaults include all roofing structures derived from ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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89 words

Curved roof or ceiling usually made of stone, brick or concrete. The simple barrel vault is semi-cylindrical; the groin vault ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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231 words

(barrel, groin, rib, net) A masonry ceiling or roof structure based on the *arch. The barrel vault is the ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
49 words
[Co] ... A form of roofing in stone or brick using the principle of gravity to lock the materials together. The barrel vault is continuous and of semi‐circular section, whilst in ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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138 words

An arched covering in stone or brick (occasionally in wood or plaster) over a room or space in a building. Vaults are particularly associated with ...

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