Saturday, March 06, 2004

Hypostyle Hall

In architecture, interior space whose roof rests on pillars or columns. The word means literally �under pillars,� and the design allows for the construction of large spaces - as in temples, palaces, or public buildings - without the need for arches. It was used extensively in ancient Egypt - where the Temple of Amon at Karnak provides a good example - and in Persia - where the

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