"The Temple of Theseus at Athens." —D'Anvers, 1895

Temple of Theseus

"The Temple of Theseus at Athens." —D'Anvers, 1895

"The threshold was, with the ancients, an object of superstitious reverence, and it was thought unfortunate to tread on it with the left foot. On this account, the steps leading into a temple were of an uneven number, because the worshipper, after placing his right foot on the bottom step, would then place the same foot on the threshold also." — Anthon, 1891

Threshold

"The threshold was, with the ancients, an object of superstitious reverence, and it was thought unfortunate…

A thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing

Roofing Tile

A thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing

An aeriel view of the temple at Tiravalur, which measures 945 by 700 feet.

Temple, Tiravalur

An aeriel view of the temple at Tiravalur, which measures 945 by 700 feet.

"In the time of Trajan, the Arch of titus and the Colossus of Nero (a gilt bronze statue 120 feet high), stood near the site now occupied by the church of S. Francesca Romana. They were removed by Hadrian to make room for the Temple of Venus and Rome, the arch being placed in its present position, and the colossus on the large square pedestal near the Colosseum, of which some remains may be still identified." — Young, 1901

Arch of titus

"In the time of Trajan, the Arch of titus and the Colossus of Nero (a gilt bronze statue 120 feet high),…

"Facade of tomb at Castellaccio." —D'Anvers, 1895

Facade of Tomb at Castellaccio

"Facade of tomb at Castellaccio." —D'Anvers, 1895

The Tower of the Winds, also called horologion (timepiece), is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower on the Roman agora in Athens. The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock and a wind vane. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources might have been constructed in the 2nd century BC before the rest of the forum.

Tower of the Winds

The Tower of the Winds, also called horologion (timepiece), is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower…

"Tracery of later date." —D'Anvers, 1895

Tracery

"Tracery of later date." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Interior view of Trajan's Basilica, as restored by Canina." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1910

Interior of Trajan's Bascilica

"Interior view of Trajan's Basilica, as restored by Canina." — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1910

"Church of Turmanin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Turmanin

"Church of Turmanin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Applied to one of the 5 orders of arch, which allows no ornaments or flinting." — Williams, 1889

Tuscan order

"Applied to one of the 5 orders of arch, which allows no ornaments or flinting." — Williams, 1889

A stocky simplified variant of the Doric order that was introducted into the canon of classical architecture by Italian architectural theorists of the 16th century.

Tuscan Order

A stocky simplified variant of the Doric order that was introducted into the canon of classical architecture…

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

The Theater of Vitruvius was a Roman Theater, named after Roman writer, architect and engineer Vitruvius Marcus Pollio.

Theater of Vitruvius

The Theater of Vitruvius was a Roman Theater, named after Roman writer, architect and engineer Vitruvius…

"Next to the Tower and the Abbey, Westminster Hall, adjoining the House of Parliament, is the most historic building in London. The hall was begun by William Rufus in 1097, and was enlarged by his successors. Richard II in 1397 added the great oak roof, which has lasted to this day. Here were held the trials of Strafford and Charles I."—Webster, 1920

Interior of Westminster Hall

"Next to the Tower and the Abbey, Westminster Hall, adjoining the House of Parliament, is the most historic…

"The cathedrals of Salisbury, Chichester, Lincoln, and York, Beverley Minster, and Westminster Abbey, contain specimens of Early English windows." —D'Anvers, 1895

Early English window

"The cathedrals of Salisbury, Chichester, Lincoln, and York, Beverley Minster, and Westminster Abbey,…

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. Its characteristic features include the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress.

Gothic Style Window

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period.…

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its period being from the conversion of England to Christianity till the conquest or near it, when Norman architecture began to prevail.

Saxon Architecture Window

Window with a baluster. Saxon Architecture is the earliest stage of native English architecture, its…

Worcester, an example of a cloister.

Worcester

Worcester, an example of a cloister.

A species of masonry very common among the ancients, in which the stones are square and laid lozenge-wise, resembling the meshes of a net, and producing quite an ornamental appearance. It is the opus reticulate of the Romans.

Reticulated Work

A species of masonry very common among the ancients, in which the stones are square and laid lozenge-wise,…

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.

Great hall of Xerxes

Capital of a column from the Great Hall of Xerxes at Persepolis.