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Pantheon
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Pantheon

The Pantheon (Latin: pantheum) is the best-preserved building from ancient Rome and was completed in c. 125 CE. Its magnificent concrete dome is a lasting testimony to the genius of Roman architects and as the building stands virtually intact...
The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya

The pantheon of the Maya is a vast collection of deities who were worshipped throughout the region which, today, comprises Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador...
Roman Architecture
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Roman Architecture

Roman architecture continued the legacy left by Greek architects and the established architectural orders, especially the Corinthian. The Romans were also innovators and they combined new construction techniques and materials with creative...
The Mesopotamian Pantheon
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Mesopotamian Pantheon

The gods of the Mesopotamian region were not uniform in name, power, provenance or status in the hierarchy. Mesopotamian culture varied from region to region and, because of this, Marduk should not be regarded as King of the Gods in the same...
Column
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Column

The column was an architectural invention which allowed for the support of ceilings without the use of solid walls, thereby increasing the space which could be spanned by a ceiling, allowing the entrance of light and offering an alternative...
The Ancient Celtic Pantheon
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Ancient Celtic Pantheon

The ancient Celtic pantheon consisted of over 400 gods and goddesses who represented everything from rivers to warfare. With perhaps the exception of Lugh, the Celtic gods were not universally worshipped across Iron Age Europe but were very...
Pantheon Front, Rome
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Pantheon Front, Rome

The front of the Pantheon in Rome, dated to the first part of emperor Hadrian’s reign, probably between 117-126-8 CE. Hadrian copied the inscription present on an earlier building that used to stand on the same spot, built around 25 BCE by...
Artist's Impression of the Pantheon
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Artist's Impression of the Pantheon

An artist's representation of the Pantheon in Rome as it may have appeared when it was completed c. 125 CE. From the game Old World.
Ereshkigal
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ereshkigal

Ereshkigal (also known as Irkalla and Allatu) is the Mesopotamian Queen of the Dead who rules the underworld. Her name translates as 'Queen of the Great Below' or 'Lady of the Great Place.' She was responsible for both keeping the dead within...
Internal Dome of Pantheon
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Internal Dome of Pantheon

Internal Dome of Pantheon, Rome, Italy. The Pantheon, completed c. 125 CE, is noteworthy, among all surviving Roman temples, for its remarkably fine state of preservation and is considered a great feat of Roman architecture. It is now almost...
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