Karnak is a vast grouping of ruined temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings located mear Luxor, Egypt. Built over 1300 years ago, it consists of large columns arranged in rows.

Karnak

Karnak is a vast grouping of ruined temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings located mear Luxor,…

"The hall measures 170 feet deep by 329 feet broad. Its roof was supported by a central avenue of 12 massive columns, each 67 feet in height and 33 feet in circumference. Additional support was afforded by several rows of shorter columns (122 in all) disposed on each side of those in the middle avenues."—Webster, 1913

Central Avenue, Hall of Columns, Karnak

"The hall measures 170 feet deep by 329 feet broad. Its roof was supported by a central avenue of 12…

Gallery of columns. Built by Ramses III during ancient Egypt.

Temple of Chesnu at Karnak

Gallery of columns. Built by Ramses III during ancient Egypt.

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

Les Heures

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

The outside view of the Louvre.

Colonnade of the Louvre

The outside view of the Louvre.

The Leaf of Maple designs were often used on friezes, cornices, and columns.

Leaf of Maple

The Leaf of Maple designs were often used on friezes, cornices, and columns.

A monument is a type of structure either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event or which has become important to a social group as part of their remembrance of past events.

Explicit Monument

A monument is a type of structure either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event…

The Leaf of Winter Oak designs were often on friezes, cornices, and columns.

Leaf of Winter Oak

The Leaf of Winter Oak designs were often on friezes, cornices, and columns.

The Spray of Bitter Oak designs were often used on friezes, cornices, and columns.

Spray of Bitter Oak

The Spray of Bitter Oak designs were often used on friezes, cornices, and columns.

The Olympieum in Athens, Greece.

The Olympieum

The Olympieum in Athens, Greece.

A pier or column to support an arch, a roof, a statue, or the like.

Pillars

A pier or column to support an arch, a roof, a statue, or the like.

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheimer Border is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1513. It has a design of a combination of ribbons, grapes, columns and angels holding a shield at the bottom. A woodcut is created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface, and then printing it on paper.

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheinmer Border

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheimer Border is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer…

"Prostyle, in architecture, applied to a portico in which the columns stand out quite free from the wall of the building to which it is attached; also applied to a temple or other structure having pillars in front only." -Marshall

Plan view of a Prostyle Temple

"Prostyle, in architecture, applied to a portico in which the columns stand out quite free from the…

The pantheon at Rome is a temple that was built to all the Gods of Ancient Rome. It was built by Marcus Agrippa Roman statesman, general, and son-in-law to Emperor Caesar Augustus. The structure has a circular body with columns and a dome that covers the ceiling.

The Pantheon at Rome

The pantheon at Rome is a temple that was built to all the Gods of Ancient Rome. It was built by Marcus…

The Cathedral of Siena is a Roman Catholic Marian church located in Siena, central Italy. A medieval church, it was completed in 1263. The interior of the church is designed with black and white marble stripes on the columns and the walls. These black and white stripes represent the coat of arms of Siena. The entire floor of the church is covered with an inlaid marble mosaic.

Cathedral of Sienna

The Cathedral of Siena is a Roman Catholic Marian church located in Siena, central Italy. A medieval…

The Spray of Sugar Maple designs were often used on friezes, cornices, and columns.

Spray of Sugar Maple

The Spray of Sugar Maple designs were often used on friezes, cornices, and columns.

The modern enrichment torus moulding is a bundle of round rods with ribbons twisted around. These designs were typically found on bases of columns and pilasters.

Modern Enrichment Torus Moulding

The modern enrichment torus moulding is a bundle of round rods with ribbons twisted around. These designs…

The modern enrichment torus moulding is a bundle of round rods with ribbons twisted around. These designs were typically found on bases of columns and pilasters.

Modern Enrichment Torus Moulding

The modern enrichment torus moulding is a bundle of round rods with ribbons twisted around. These designs…

"Saxon Architecture was the style of architecture in use in England from the time of its conversion till the Conquest. It is easily recognized by its massive columns and semicircular arches, which usually spring from capitals without the intervention of the entablature."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tower in Northamptonshire, England

"Saxon Architecture was the style of architecture in use in England from the time of its conversion…

The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming. The seal shows two men symbolizing livestock and mining next to a draped statue with the banner "Equal Rights." The ribbon around the columns reads "Oil, Mines, Livestock, Grain."

Seal of Wyoming

The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming. The seal shows two men symbolizing livestock and mining next…