The main dome has an outer wood shell structure, inside the shell is a gold mosaic, at night the dome can be illuminated with light to a give an amazing glowing look. Interior: In the inside of the men’s prayer hall, the internal wall are clad in off-white and gray Italian marble, with carving of Qur’anic calligraphy as well as geometric patterns, and niches of Persian designs. The ceiling have marble centered with floral pattern, aligned with Islamic arches, and the Mihrab is made out of blue mosaic with Muqarnas design. Two walls have large stained glass windows. The inside of the woman’s prayer hall wall are clan in pink stone, with marble panels.
The Sri Yantra is considered one of the most positive energy symbols. This powerful symbol has been used for thousands of years as a way to bring peace, good fortune and prosperity into being. Known for being extremely auspicious, it was popularized by mystics and gurus since the ancient pyramids were built in Egypt. Each Sri Yantra is designed in a triangular formation that looks similar to a pyramid. In Egypt, the Sri Yantra formation was once used to design pyramids.
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.
The Island Mosque has an area of 400 square meters and is constructed with many different materials. Mosques in the middle east are typically based on brick walls, vaults, and domes. Which is why the Island Mosque is built with hollow baked bricks stuck together with mortar.
After maintain the function of a Mosque for 500 years, Turkey became a secular nation, and The Hagia Sophia became a museum to both Christianity and Islam. The patron of the Hagia Sophia is Justinian I. When Justinian rebuilt the church, he wanted it to stand as a symbol that Christianity trumps paganism. The building was very large, grand, and used remnants from other temples, columns and stones throughout the empire such as a medallion with the face of Medusa embedded in the walls of the Hagia Sophia, and bronze doors dating back to the second century BCE. Justinian utilized
It's well-known for its impressive pylon (the entrance of the building), which is carved with images that refer to Ramses II's military campaigns and victories. The temple also popular because of its two large seated statues of the pharaoh and its huge Ramses II statue (which used to stand at 56 feet). Another example of these monuments is the Abu Simbel, which is a set of two rock temples in the Nubian region that were erected to celebrate Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari. The temples contain four seated statues of the pharaoh that each measure almost 70 feet tall. Aside from creating new monuments, Ramses II also found ways to insert his name into existing structures.
Khufu built the Pyramids of Giza and the Khufu ship. The Abu Simbel temples and the Pyramids are similar because they were both some of the biggest structures in the world at that time. They are different also because the temples at Abu Simbel are religious architecture and the Great Pyramids of Giza were tombs. The Ramesseum and the khufu ship are the same because both are related to
The Parthenon being the largest Greek temple mixing both Doric and new Ionic styles. The temple gives you an illusion of true straight lines with the columns leaning inwards giving the building a lifting effect appearing lighter than the material it 's built out of suggests. It has a beautiful frieze depicting Athena center stage. “The frieze ran around all four sides of the building (an Ionic feature). Beginning at the southwest corner, the narrative follows around the two sides, meeting again at the far end.
Pyramid of Menkaure The Pyramid of Menkaure, located on the Giza Plateau in the south western outskirts of Cairo, Egypt was constructed in 2510 B.C. (4th Dynasty). Situated beside the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Khafre, it is popularly known as ‘Menkaure is Divine’. It is the smallest of the three pyramids of Giza but is one of the most impressive monuments of Ancient Egypt. It is thought to have been built to serve as the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Menkaure, son of Khafre.
Notably, the Great Sphinx stands at a height above that of a six-storey building, and it is considerably longer compared to a city-block. Astonishingly, the huge monument is wholly carved out from natural bedrock. It is found in Giza, a city of Egypt. The Great Sphinx guards the Giza pyramids to the Eastern side. The mystery of this monument and the pyramids borders on the time of their construction, the people who built them and why (Hagen& Rainer, 2007).
All three buildings have a dome. The architects who designed the Il Duomo di Firenze and the Jefferson memorial have stated that they looked to the Pantheon for inspiration. Filippo Brunelleschi the architect who designed the dome of the Il Duomo di Firenze travelled to Rome before construction began sometime during the beginning of the early 15th century. He also faced some technical issues as to how the dome would stand by itself without collapsing, and looked at the Pantheon to see how the Roman architects managed to accomplish this task. Both the dome of the Pantheon and the Il Duomo di Firenze are made out of bricks.
If we look at the Pantheon, we recognize that Pantheon in Greek means to honour all Gods, which is therefore another influence that Greece had on Roman Architecture. The building design is one of a substantial round shape very much like a large barrel with a dome covering the top. There is a light-well in the centre of the dome. Layers of alluring thin brickwork cover the outside, round walls. There are small access holes that appear infrequently in the wall which were utilized during construction to frame interior voids.