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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The real interest of this temple lies in its interior where giant engaged columns running down the long north and south sides articulate an arcade below and niches crowned by triangular pediments above.

    In 16 BCE Baalbek became a Roman colony with the name Colonia Julia Augusta Felix Heliopolitana. The ‘Temple of Bacchus’, largely built in the 2nd century AD, lies parallel to the Temple of Jupiter but is set in a separate courtyard. It is a smaller structure (66 x 35 m), although sti…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura is one of the most important basilica churches and one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. The basilica is the shrine tomb of the church’s namesake, Saint Lawrence, one of the first seven deacons of Rome martyred in 258. Pope Pius IX, awaiting canonization into sainthood, is also buried at the basilica. Before the present-day basilica was constructed, the estate upon which it sits was once home to a small oratory built by Emperor Constantine I….

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    In Rome, it seems, galleries were added to basilicas to provide space for the crowds of pilgrims seeking access to the graves of Roman martyrs, or as a separate upper gallery for women (matronaeum).

    The basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura is one of the most important basilica churches and one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. The basilica is the shrine tomb of the church’s namesake, Saint Lawrence, one of the first seven deacons of Rome martyred in 258. Pope Pius IX, awaiting cano…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The inscription is famous, carved in Roman square capitals, and has been used as the basis of modern letterforms and typography. The doorway leads to a inner stair of 185 steps to the top of the column.

    Trajan’s Column is a Roman triumphal column, which commemorates Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars. What was new about this column were the shaft’s spiral narrative relief and internal stair of 185 steps. In 1588 Sixtus V installed on the egg-and-dart echinus a new …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The column is now topped with a statue of St. Peter.

    Trajan’s Column is a Roman triumphal column, which commemorates Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars. What was new about this column were the shaft’s spiral narrative relief and internal stair of 185 steps. In 1588 Sixtus V installed on the egg-and-dart echinus a new platform and statue of St Peter on the top. The fascination of artists (such as Piranesi) and rulers alike culminated in the project of Napoleon III (…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Abydos (Araba al-Madfuna) was the necropolis of This, the seat of the first two Egyptian dynasties. As the country’s most ancient capital, it remained significant throughout Egyptian history, becoming the principal cult centre of Osiris, a funerary deity who embodied the tradition of kingship. It was visited by pilgrims until Roman times (30 BCE-395 CE). The temple complex of Seti I [Sethos I, died 1279 BCE] was built on entirely new ground half a mile to the south. The underground cenota…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    From 1806 Vignon concentrated on completing the Madeleine, a church that had remained unfinished since the days of the ancien régime. In 1806 Napoleon ordered that a Temple de la Gloire de la Grande Armée should be erected there and Claude-Etienne Beaumont (1757-1811) emerged as winner of the limited competition (1807), but he was superseded by Vignon on Napoleon’s orders. He designed a vast peripteral Corinthian temple, with a single huge, barrel-vaulted interior, to form a …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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