31 08, 2017

Trajan’s Markets – Roman architecture

By |2019-10-19T10:42:32-07:00August 31st, 2017|Architecture, Romans|Comments Off on Trajan’s Markets – Roman architecture

The view from Trajan's Markets Why did Trajan build a new forum? After the Forum of Julius Caesar and the Forum of Augustus, later emperors also built more extensions on to the Roman Forum, [...]

27 08, 2017

Basilica of Maxentius – Roman architecture

By |2019-12-11T17:00:38-08:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|Comments Off on Basilica of Maxentius – Roman architecture

Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine in the Roman Forum Where is the Basilica of Maxentius? The Basilica of Maxentius was the last building the emperors built in the Roman Forum before the fall of Rome. [...]

31 07, 2017

Toulouse – St. Sernin – Romanesque

By |2018-04-15T16:50:51-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|Comments Off on Toulouse – St. Sernin – Romanesque

Church of St. Sernin, Toulouse, France In 1080 AD, the church of St. Sernin in Toulouse was a busy place. Charlemagne had given the church some saints' relics, and many people stopped to pray [...]

5 06, 2017

Ming Dynasty Architecture – Forbidden City

By |2020-04-23T07:24:22-07:00June 5th, 2017|Architecture, China, Medieval|Comments Off on Ming Dynasty Architecture – Forbidden City

Hall of Supreme Harmony Forbidden City (Beijing, 1406 AD) - Ming Dynasty Architecture What's the Forbidden City? Early Ming Emperors built Taoist temples to show their power, like the Golden [...]

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