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The Acropolis and the Parthenon - the Most Sacred and Extraordinary Part of Athens
Centuries after its glory days, the Acropolis remains an important and extraordinary part of Athens, and the Parthenon is the most noteworthy aspect of the holy hill. A temple dedicated the patron goddess of the city, Athena, it holds both religious and political significance. Through its function, interior treasures, and...
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The Meaning behind the Monuments in the World
Meanings behind Monuments Throughout the centuries, monuments have served as efficient ways to honor a variety of people, places and events. The most famous memorial monuments are often the ones that represent the most respected occurrences in history. A monument is only as important as what it is dedicated to. Before cr...
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The Definition of Palaces in Ancient Monumental Architecture Sites of Protopalatial Period and the Neopalatial Period
The definition of “palace” has become somewhat skewed in the modern interpretation of the word. It can be loosely or rigidly defined. While looking at Minoan architecture, especially the larger buildings built in city centers through the years 1900-1170 BC, it is advantageous to create a term that fulfills a happy medium. C...
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A Comparison of the Parthenon and Stonehenge
Comparison of Sacred Spaces The two sacred architectural wonders analyzed in this assignment are the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, and Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. This decision stems from my ever-growing fascination with both countries of origin of the two constructions that will be discussed in the following report....
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The Purpose of Monument Commemorating the Lives of 15,000 African-Americans
The African Burial Ground was discovered in 1992 and created a great controversy in the African American community, over 400 bodies were found during the plan to build a federal building in the same area. It was declared that there were too many bodies for the area to be fully excavated. After uproar for the handling of the...
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A Look into the Future of New York City
This article talks about the end of civilizations by “natural disasters” more specifically how New York City in time will be completely submerged underwater. Piazza San Marco in Venice is the city of focus and how NYC will turn into this whether it’s in 50, 100, or 200 years. Our nation has already suffered natural disaster...
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The Important Role of Gothic Cathedrals During the Medieval Period
Gothic Cathedrals play an important role during the medieval time period. The construction of many Cathedrals took place between 1170 and 1270. One of the purposes of the Cathedral is an administrative seat for the bishop. Cathedrals can also be seen as the site of ecclesiastical authority and as an education center for the...
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The Pantheon, the Largest Un-Reinforced Concrete Dome in the World From the Roman Empire Era
A cultural landmark and milestone for not just the Roman Empire, but for all of humankind is the Pantheon, one of the most well preserved buildings in Rome. The ancient Roman temple is a house to close to two millennia of history and art, kept well preserved throughout the ages. The Pantheon continues to hold the record for...
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A Description of the Landmark Center and the Surrounding Area
Positioned between Fenway Park and the Longwood Medical Area, the Landmark Center serves as a hub for both shopping and pedestrian traffic. Its facilities take up about one block of the urban landscape across from the western portion of The Riverway. Its concrete composition and the construction currently being undertaken...
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A Comparison of the Romanesque and Gothic Architecture
At first glance it seems that Romanesque and gothic architecture could
not differ more. Romanesque architecture features heavy barrel vaults,
requires thick walls for support and leaves little room for stained-glass
windows while gothic architecture boasts lighter vaults, allows for thin
walls and leaves room for the beauty...
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