Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete (ca 1600 BC)
May 2016 - The earliest buildings people built in Greece, in the New Stone Age, are small houses or huts, and wooden walls around them for protection. Later there are bigger houses, and stone walls around the villages.
Doric temple at Agrigento, Sicily (ca. 500 BC)
During the Greek Dark Ages people fighting and rioting burned down the palaces, and the roads and bridges and dams mostly fell apart. But at the end of the Dark Ages, with the beginning of the Iron Age and the Archaic period in Greece, people learned from the Egyptians how to build a new type of building: the temple for the gods. Greek architects built their earliest temples in the Doric style. There are houses, but no more palaces. But they did start to build roads and bridges and stone walls again.
Learn by doing: build a model of a Greek temple in Lego or in Minecraft
More Greek architecture
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