Inside the temple one would find two different cellae, sacred inner chambers. One contained the statue of Venus Felix, and the other contained the statue of Roma Aeterna. This temple was unique in the fact that it was the only temple in Rome to have 10 columns along the front. Hadrian took much pride in his architectural designs, as he should have considering lavish and incredible each one was. Hadrian asked one of the most famous architects at the time, Apollodorus of Damascus to comment on the temple.
The building is found in Rome and is believed that it was commission by Marcus Agrippa during Augustus ' time. The inscription on the building of the Pantheon says “M•AGRIPPA•L•F•COS•TERTIUM•FECIT” which means “Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, the third time consul, built this” (MacDonald, 2002, p. 45). Later on, the Pantheon was rebuilt by Hadrian during the year 125AD. Historically, the Pantheon is constructed as a dedication to the twelve gods of Ancient Romans where it was believed that Romulus rose to heaven on the spot. (MadDonald, 2002).
Pope Paul III admlired Michelangelo’s work so much that he employed him to create the Palazzo Farnese, the pope’s own family residence. Palladio was also a very talented architect. The church of S. Giorgio Maggiore was one of Palladio’s most significant projects. It was at this monument that Palladio found a way to properly elevate the facade of a basilica. This had been a major problem during the period of the Renaissance.
La Venta initiates this long American tradition too. One of its pyramids is more than 30 metres high. The Olmec temple complexes set the pattern for societies in America over the next 2000 years. The pyramids, with their temples and palaces, dominate the surrounding dwellings as powerfully as the priestly rulers and their rituals dominate the local community. The Zapotecs are among the first people to develop the Olmec culture in other regions.
Fig: Map of Han Empire. Liu Bang, the first emperor of Han dynasty is the first original commoner to be emperor in the Chinese history. The Pride and Glory of Han Empire is often compared with Greece and Roman empire. Some of the remarkable achievement of Han dynasty are the initialization of the central government system, the establishment of Civil service exam, invention such as paper and compass, establishment of Silk road, etc. Here are the aspects of historical figure being considered: WHO is it?
Being built in the 70’s and 80’s A.D., the Colosseum is one of the oldest standing structures to this day. One of the many reasons it is still standing today is because of its architecture. Much thought went into the construction of the Colosseum so that it would be a symbol of Rome known all over the world. Some of the most brilliant architects and engineers of the time were hired to help make the Colosseum outstanding. It took around eight years and 100,000 prisoners to build the Colosseum.
(Centre, U.W.H. (1996), (Sesto, P) The Palace of the Governor is considered one of the greatest examples of Puuc architecture in the entire world. This building began construction in the 9th century, and finished in the 10th. Its facade is up to 320 ft. in some places. 103 masks of Chaac line the sides, connected by a serpent like stone pattern.
This essay will compare between Burj Khalifa and Willis Tower in terms of facts, design, construction and technical features. Key Facts The most popular tower and skyscraper in the world in this period is Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa was built in Dubai (UAE) started in 2004 and completed in 2010 (Burj Khalifa, 2015). Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and standing 829.8m from sea level (Burj Khalifa, 2015). In addition it has highest number of floors which is 163, and the total
The traveler goes ahead and reads the inscription that is at the foot of the statue, and figures out that this is Ozymandias. Also, in the inscription Ozymandias says “look on my works, ye mighty and despair” to show off that Ozymandias builds great structures (P. Shelley, Line 11). The ironic part to what is in the inscription is that everything around the statue is a
1.1 Introduction Myths, Legends and Lores have been around since time immemorial. Be it through oral form of storytelling or written form, the concept of a God or a higher being has persisted through the years. The Greeks and the Romans were no strangers to this concept. They too had, not only a wide but also a diverse variety of gods all with supernatural strengths and traits particular to their area of proficiency. Though the years may have passed or the civilizations may have eroded, it is these characters and their extraordinary characteristics that have endured till today.
A celebration to God’s glory and to the dignity of man (Orson Welles, F is for Fake) Orson, like many others, comments on the beauty and prestigious work that is encapsulated in the Chartres Cathedral. Since being built, the Chartres Cathedral has had a tremendous effect on the Western world. The cathedral represents more than just the architectural features and the work that went into it; it also shows a lot about religious life, the economics of Europe in the Middle Ages, and the culture of France. Standing at over 400 feet, the Chartres Cathedral is a grand cathedral, and one of the tallest buildings at the time of construction. The Chartres Cathedral has been built and rebuilt several times, but it still stands in Chartres, France.