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    Temples have always been a staple in civilizations through the ages. Though differing in religion, design, even whether or not they are called temples, all notable cultures have built buildings for their religion. This common occurrence offers a prime opportunity to compare cultures. The Ancient Near East, Egyptian, Biblical Israel, and Greek cultures specifically, serve as great examples of the developing times and civilizations. By looking at function, choice of location, construction, architectural designs, decoration, and role in society, many similarities become apparent. The many differences also serve to highlight the unique qualities of each period. Temple functions share some of the most similarities. Greek and Egyptians temples housed a statue of a god or goddess. They were intended as literal houses for the gods. The Egyptian Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak (c. 1500-1300 B.C.) houses a statue of Amun in a sanctuary at the heart of the temple, while the Greek Temple of Hera I at Paestum, Italy (c. 550 B.C.) houses a statue of Hera. The Greek and Biblical Israel temples were also similar. Sacrifices were commonly in the outdoor area of the temple. The Ancient Near Eastern…

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    Greek Temples

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    Greek temples were famous for their the three types of columns on their exterior: doric, ionic, and corinthian. Doric columns have a round base, and get thinner, higher as they go up. Ionic columns, at the top, have stone that curls into spirals. Corinthian columns have flower-like decorations at the top. This is a digital recreation of the temple of zeus in Athens. It has doric temples, and a frieze There are 8 different designs for the interior of Greek temples. Each temple is based around…

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    The Parthenon

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    The Parthenon is one of the greatest temples ever built in ancient times. It is a masterful piece on engineering done by the Athenians at the peak of their power. It took the Greeks almost 15 years from start to finish to build this temple. The temple outlasted the Greeks by nearly 2000 years and has filled the many roles required by the people who have occupied it. It’s architecture is unmatched by any other building in the world. The origin of the word Parthenon is from the Greek word…

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    lives. Ancient Greek architecture continues to be a major influence throughout the world today. Ancient Greece was a very interesting time. The architecture was not only useful, but admired by many. Greeks created a wonderful and lasting legacy of architecture. The columns were carved with leaves and flowers, scenes of battles, and mythological…

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    Throughout architecture history, cities have developed a more urbanized setting each building on the city that came before it. One can notice which traits of Modern cities have been adapted from Greek cities by comparing and contrasting Ancient Athens, Greece and Manhattan, New York. These two urbanizations are both examples that display how much the urban grid and the programs within a city have changed over time. Although the city of Manhattan has advanced greatly contrasting the Ancient…

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    Greek Temple My Greek temple sits on a cliff looking over the Aegean Sea. My temple is dedicated to Poseidon who’s the God of the sea, and protectors of the water. The style I chose to use to build my temple was Iconic. My temple is rather long, and measuring twenty four by forty-five sq. ft. My columns are each three feet apart. They stretch to thirty-two feet tall and there are eight columns in the front eight columns in the back, and fifteen columns on each side. There is a carved band…

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    Stonehenge Essay

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    Most structures from the Neolithic era have withered or eroded away long ago, with very few like Stonehenge lasting into the modern age. Located in modern day England, Stonehenge is believed to be built around 2000 B.C.E. Stonehenge was constructed using a basic post and lintel system with two vertical posts supporting a horizontal lintel with dowel pins carved into one end resting in a depression locking them together. Stonehenge is quite impressive; however, the purpose is still relatively…

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    Temples and Rituals opens chapter five. This chapter sever to inform Walton reader of the action and purpose of the temple. Temples primary design was for the residence of the deities, and not for places of worship. The temples represent a “shadow of a heavenly residence, therefore it served as a link or gateway to the heavens or cosmos.” The temples were distinct with an image of the deity. Many rituals were performed to guarantee that each deity approved of the symbol being placed on the…

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    They say time flies when you’re having fun - I could definitely tell you this is true. We spent every day doing something new and exciting. One of my particular favourite places we visited was an ancient Buddhist temple. On this day, we were fortunate enough to get a tour guide who delivered to us a very in-depth and fascinating tour of both the temple and the culture behind it. I was blown away by how extravagant the temple was. Every room was beautifully decorated with handcrafted, golden…

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    Yahweh

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    When God is angry at Israel, He allows the temple to suffer. When God is reconciled to Israel, the temple is restored” (Murphy, 110). This is the thought that both those who were exiled and those who stayed behind. However, these two groups had two different interpretations for this tradition. Those who were exiled believed that the cause for the exile, was to punish them for non-Deuternonmistic types of worship (Lecture 3 pt.1 slide 6). By sending the people into exile, this would purify of…

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