An extant building here from Akbar’s period is the Jahangiri Mahal. Built in red sandstone, in the Indian trabeated tradition, around a courtyard, this Mahal borrows many indigenous serpentine brackets like in Gujarati Hindu and Jain temples. Abul Fazl mentions that the 500 building built here were in the “fine styles of Bengal and Gujarat”, reflecting Akbar’s aim of politico-religious integration of his empire through architecture. Fazl also says that Akbar’s palace at Agra was “the centre of Hindustan” throwing light on Imperial
The Unicorn Tapestries are the mystery of woven artworks from the Middle Ages; the researchers are trying to discover exactly who is the artist who designed them and their true origin. These tapestries from the late fifteenth century are the most famous and came to public attention in the mid-nineteenth century. They were housed in the castle in the city of Boussac from 1660 to 1835 and in the last year the contents of the castle were sold to the city by the last descendant of the Carbonnieres family. In 1883, the tapestries made their way to the Cluny museum in Paris, where they are officially installed and attracted many visitors over the years. However, the exact place of origin and the identity of the artist is yet to be confirmed.
From 500 to 1500 AD Europe was not in a dark age, because of their advances with the Gothic Cathedrals, their conquests in the Crusades, and their organization within their Government. During 1163 through 1345 Europe had many architectural advancements, such as the Gothic Cathedral and the Notre Dame. According to the Gothic Cathedral document in Universities and Cathedrals it states,”Common features of gothic cathedrals included architectural innovations, including: large columns, high ceilings with ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and large stained glass windows.” This quote supports that Europe was not in a dark age because it shows how many architectural innovations were made during this time period. The conquests of the Crusades support that Europe was not in a dark age because they brought many new trade items to Europe and they conquered new land and reconquered some land.
The Hypostyle Hall The Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak, is a historical landmark located in Luxor, Egypt. They Hypostyle have attracted many tourists to visit this temple in Ancient Egypt. It was built in 3200 BC. The Great Hypostyle Hall was Gothic Style architecture, by the big columns and small windows. The art work is very interesting from the Hypostyle Hall.
Two of the most important religious buildings had been begun by Constantine I or his immediate followers: the Great Church near the acropolis, and the Holy Apostles with the imperial mausoleum close to the outer walls. By the sixth century places of worship could be found in every corner of the city. Most of these were small and attracted people who lived nearby. Others were built by imperial or private donors, sometimes in a spirit of competitive display. Foundations ranged from minor shrines honoring local martyrs to enormous buildings that covered an entire block.” The churches were made with gothic arches and stained glass.
(MadDonald, 2002). The Pantheon was first built with a rectangular plan but when Hadrian came in 125AD and rebuilt it, he added a dome. Currently, the Pantheon is used as both a church and also a historical heritage site. On the other hand, the Brunelleschi 's Dome is part of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, and it is one of the biggest churches in Florence which is in Italy (Mainstone, 1997). The construction of the church began in 1296
At the entrance of the building stands a statue of the Sun King himself. As people enter they come into the courtyard where military parades were held during Napoleon 's time period. As a reminder of this, a tall bronze statue of Napoleon stands overlooking the yard. A large portion of Les Invalides is dedicated to museums. The most notable of these museums is Musee de l 'Armee: the army museum.
In 1783, when Catherine the great annexed Crimea, it was in pursuit of a decidedly Roman dream: that of restoring the Byzantine empire. This also shows evidence that the Roman Empire is still alive because it had influence on other countries. Another way the Roman Empire lived on was through architecture. One nation such as the United States got some of their architectural from the Roman Empire. One example of this is we have a Senate and a Capitol Hill which, are both ideas we got and developed from the Roman Empire.
This is a description of Cappadocia where you will experience the unbelievable cave-churches with cave-towns formed by volcanic explosions. • Calm and Quiet Cities of Turkey Some of the towns of Turkey are pleasing like the town of Safranbolu. The pretty houses having its red-tiled roofs are pointing to the Ottoman era. You may believe it or not, but this is very true that Halfeti town was actually under water. • Unique Mosques Sultanahmet is the biggest mosque in Istanbul.
Introduction Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the most famous antique architecture works in Vietnam that were built during the time of French colonisation, that is nowadays a religious venue as well as a tourist attraction. It is special not only because of its long-lasting Romanesque-Gothic beauty that pops up in the middle of a busy boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, but also because it has been standing for 135 years, witnessing the ups and downs in the history of Vietnam; how French colonialists left, how Chinese annexationists came, and how Vietnamese people themselves fight against each other. Moreover, it was one of the victims in World War II, which caused the 59 windows and pieces of shingles to break. Though I am not a Catholic, I am still attracted to its beauty. Glancing at the Cathedral, I sometimes feel as if I could see how it suffered seeing people shedding blood in battles, and how it was content when the country united with liberation, and absolutely I know how strong it was to be able to keep itself together through wars.