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Seokguram Grotto
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Seokguram Grotto

The Seokguram Grotto (Sokkuram) is a Buddhist cave temple constructed during the Unified Silla Period (668-935 CE) of ancient Korea. The 8th-century CE structure, located near the Bulguksa Temple on Mt. Toham at the ancient Silla capital...
Ajanta Architecture
Imageby Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Ajanta Architecture

The caves of Ajanta were built between 2nd century BCE and 6th century CE. Here beautifully decorated inner pillars and trifolium from Cave 26 can be seen.
Korean Hanok Architecture
Imageby Korean Culture and Information Service

Korean Hanok Architecture

A modern building employing the classic features of the hanok architectural style of ancient Korea. (House of Kim Jeong-hui)
Typical Molding Details in Gandharan Architecture
Imageby Muhammad Bin Naveed

Typical Molding Details in Gandharan Architecture

Base molding typically seen on most stupa bases in the Taxila region
Ancient Egypt: Architecture
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Ancient Egypt: Architecture

An overview of Ancient Egyptian architecture using the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza as examples.
Mahabalipuram
Definitionby Dola RC

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is a historic city and UNESCO World Heritage site in Tamil Nadu, India. During the reign of the Pallava dynasty, between the 3rd century CE and 7th century CE, it became an important centre of art, architecture...
Parthian Art
Definitionby Patrick Scott Smith, M. A.

Parthian Art

Parthian art flourished within the Eurasian cultural corridor from the late hundreds BCE to the early 1st and 2nd centuries CE. With the Parthian Empire (247 BCE - 224 CE) stretching from India and China in the east to the Mediterranean shores...
Itsukushima Shrine
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of the same name, also known as Miyajima, located in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Traditionally founded in the 6th century CE, the present layout of buildings dates to the 12th...
Ancient Korea
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Korea

Korea, located on a large peninsula on the eastern coast of the Asian mainland, has been inhabited since Neolithic times. The first recognisable political state was Gojoseon in the second half of the first millennium BCE. From the 1st century...
Tikal
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Tikal

Tikal, located in the north of the Petén region of Guatemala, was a major Maya city which flourished between 300 and 850 CE. The city, known to the Maya themselves as Mutul, is one of the grandest in Mesoamerica. Amongst the first...
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