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What is a fluted column?

By |2017-07-01T00:45:13+00:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Fluted columns from the Forum in Rome Most Greek and Roman columns (but not all) were fluted. That means they had narrow channels running up and down them. The Greeks probably started this idea because their earliest columns were made out of wooden tree trunks. When the builders shaved the bark off the [...]

Rhythm in Greek Temples

By |2017-06-30T15:14:16+00:00June 30th, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Temple of Zeus at Cyrene (North Africa) Greek architects weren't just copying their old wooden temples for the fun of it though, or just because they couldn't think of any better ideas. There was a lot of thought behind each little decision. For one thing, these are religious buildings, so they have to [...]