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a large hall having many columns in rows supporting a flat roof, and sometimes a clerestory: prevalent in ancient Egyptian and Achaemenid architecture
the major part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap. also, the lower portion of an interior wall when faced or treated differently from the upper section, as with paneling or wallpaper
a tall, four-sided shaft of stone that tapers as it rises to a pyramidal point, originating in ancient Egypt as a sacred symbol of the sun-god Ra and usually standing in pairs astride temples entrances
a large and stately tomb, esp. that in the form of a building for housing the tombs of many individuals, often of a single family
an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway
the recessed triangular space enclosed by the horizontal and raking cornices of a triangular pediment, often decorated with sculpture. also, a similar space between an arch and the horizontal head of a door or window below.
the grand columnar audience hall in a Persian palace
a region or expanse of space characterized by a particular property, feature, or activity
a grove or thicket of trees in a garden or park
a slight convexity given to a column to correct an optical illusion of concavity if the sides were straight
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