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What is the Greek Doric order?

By |2017-07-01T00:33:44+00:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Doric temple at Agrigento, in Sicily The earliest Greek temples were built of wood, but as soon as the Greek began to build in stone, about 510 BC, they built in the Doric style. Doric temples are simple and strong, not fancy like Ionic or Corinthian temples. The elevation of a Doric [...]

Archaic Greece – Stone temples

By |2017-06-30T15:05:48+00:00June 30th, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Temple of Herakles, Agrigento, Sicily In early Archaic Greek temples, the columns and the roof were made of wood. To keep the wood from rotting, Greek builders put a flat stone under each column. And to help the columns support the weight of the roof, they put a block of wood at the top of [...]