Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Before the advent of the arch. Part 5




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Though there is evidence of a small number of true arches built in antiquity before Roman times, most acheologists back then considered the concept of the arch - illogical

Not only that, these naysayers made archilogical digs at anyone who claimed they'd uncovered one. 

Lintelectuals throughout that long dark archless period of history just kept telling the masons to keep repeating the same old design in more fanciful variations on the stone post-and-beam theme. 


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Broch Dun Dornaigil 2000 BCE


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Lion Gate of Mycenae 1425 – 1190 BCE 


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The Treasury of Atreus  - Mycenae -13th century BC





  

Archenge
I druid on photoshop.

Here is what Stonehenge could have looked like if they had just done a lintel bit more architectural thinking back then.


7 comments:

  1. I'm waiting for the movie. js

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  2. Ouch, you're hurting my punny bone!

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  3. I suspect even your arch enemy reads it.

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  4. We just don't sign our name.

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