Essay On The Pyramids Of Tikal

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The Pyramids of Tikal The Pyramids of Tikal are structures located in Tikal, Guatemala. Tikal was a city within the Mayan culture and it holds many pyramid structures. There is no specific architect, but it was designed and built by the Mayan society before colonial invasion. Some of the city is in a damaged state as it was left for many years and the jungle naturally took over. This explains why some of the bark the pyramid was made with has rotted. Besides the bark, the pyramids were made with large stone masses. These temples fit in with the religious tone and served mostly the purpose of holding remains. This was believed due to the animal and human bones found along with possessions during excavations. The Pyramids of Tikal also serve …show more content…
It is quite a large scale piece, containing 90-100 upright tall stone slabs in a near circular formation with some pieces in the middle. It is made up of stone slabs and bluestones, believed to be moved from Wales. There is a circular ditch around the stone monument. This monument is a breathtaking piece to both common tourists and even high ranks in the science/historical community. Part of this appreciation comes from the mystery and myths that surrounds Stonehenge. Historians estimate it was built between 3000 BC and 2000 BC, but many of the facts on the piece have simply been lost. Stonehenge is considered a pre-historic piece, so records of who built it is unknown. Although, due to the size and time, most likely a whole culture/civilization built it together. Theories on the purpose of this structure vary heavily. Some theories include Stonehenge serving astronomical, religious, burial, or even cultural symbolism. The architectural construction is also a mystery, as modern resources to move such heavy stones didn 't exist, but it does fit into some of the types we have discussed. Stonehenge uses a shell system, as it is built of stones for all of the structures. It is specifically post and lintel construction. Stones are upright with horizontal crosspieces for most of the …show more content…
It is located in France right near the city of Vers-Pont-du-Gard. At a height of 160 ft tall, with three tiers of arches, it is a great architectural attraction. It is claimed to be designed and constructed by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, being part of his effort to improve upon the public. This was one of the many aqueducts built as part of the Nîmes aqueduct system. The system let water travel from a spring called Uzès to the Romans of Nemausus. This water was important to the Romans as they held local baths and fountains in their culture. It was used for this purpose until the Roman era came to a draw and was used as a toll bridge. Pont du Gard was constructed around 40-60 AD. It holds 50,000 tons of limestone ashlar masonry. This limestone was used in a shell system, being built with all the same materials all the way through. Post du Gard contains semicircular construction with three tiers of arches. The arches are supported by the stone below them. With these characteristics, the Pont du Gard can be classified by a round arch vault construction

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