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apsidiole

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Archaeology.

Apse-chapel, or small apsidal chapel projecting from a larger apse.

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arris

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Sharp crease-like edge where two surfaces join, e.g. the corner of a brick or between the flutes of a Greek Doric column.

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capstone

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Architecture.

1 Lintel-stone or large flat stone laid horizontally on two or more upright stones in a dolmen.

2 Cap of a staddle-stone.

3 Cope.

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carcer

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Architecture.

(pl. carceres).

1 Roman gaol.

2 One of the chambers in which chariots stood at the start of a race in a Roman circus.

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causeway

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Archaeology.

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1 A raised footpath or road constructed across marshy or periodically flooded ground.

2 Ground interrupting the course of a ditch.

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cella

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Latin term for the great hall of a temple in which stood the generally colossal cult statue of the deity. The inner shrine of a Roman temple, edged in many cases by a...

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close

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Architecture.

1 Court, quad, or yard.

2 Precinct of a cathedral.

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Composite Order

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In architecture, a combination of the Corinthian capital's rows of acanthus leaves with the volutes, slightly reduced in size, of the Ionic Order. A late development within...

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cyclopean

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A style of construction often applied to walls built not of ashlar masonry however big the blocks, but of large boulders of a size which called for giants to handle them, and...

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fluting

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Pattern of ornamentation often found on pottery which comprises a series of broad parallel corrugations, either horizontal, diagonal, or vertical, which have a wave‐shaped...

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