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Ancient Greek Architecture

By |2018-04-22T10:22:27-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Bronze Age palace in Knossos, Crete 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. By the Early Bronze Age, we find one bigger house in the [...]

What is the Greek Doric order?

By |2017-07-01T00:33:44-07:00July 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 [...]