The giant maze was built by the Egyptian king Amenemhat III (Psammetichus) around 2000 BC near the pyramids in the Fayoum, on the South coast Merida lake (lake Moeris) . located to the West of the Nile river, 80 kilometers South of the modern city of Cairo. Here is what writes about it in “Historical library” the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily that between 60 and 57 BC visited Egypt:
“This Maze is remarkable not only for its dimensions, but with cunning and mastery of the internal structure, to reproduce which is impossible.”
Manetho, high priest of Egypt from Heliopolis, in his notes, preserved in the excerpts, “Aegyptiaca” that the Creator of the labyrinth, was the fourth Pharaoh of the twelfth dynasty, Amenemhat III . which he calls Lamparas or Laboris . and about which he writes: “… (He) rules eight years. Arsenism in nome he built himself a tomb — a labyrinth with many rooms ” . Perhaps that is why it is considered that the Continue reading
Iconic religious buildings or temples, were changing under the influence of time, tastes, goals, architectural trends, but they, of course, are based on the core principles espoused a particular faith. The main purpose of construction of this kind is creating an environment benevolent to spiritual meditations.
Eastern temple architecture
Temple architecture of Ancient Egypt tried to recreate a certain abode of the gods, giving the buildings a similar appearance to the venue of sacrifices and performing mystical rituals. Classical Greek and Roman architecture sought to create magnificent sanctuaries of worship to the gods of Olympus.
India temples did not know the nature worship and the spirit did not require walls. However, religious buildings arose. The tradition of Indian chemostate were largely dictated by the influence of colonization and saturated with elements, introduced from outside, in conjunction with local beliefs and traditions. Indian temples have two distinct areas – carbon and draviḍa, different types of input installations and dome. Continue reading
“Today, computers allow us to find answers to some very serious issues, if you lay in them all the necessary data and ask all the necessary questions.” — Buckminster Fuller
The Gothic style in medieval architecture replaced the Romanesque, dashing all the achievements of the Burgundian masters. Instead of buildings with heavy walls and small round Windows, the architects of the Gothic style erected “eerily majestic” peaked temples.
French Gothic school
Originating in the second half of the twelfth century in Northern France, the Gothic immediately subdued all the arts from architecture to portrait miniatures.
In the classic stone of the Cathedral stands, as a rule, three or five-naval Basilica with a transept and deambulatorio, which has “the crown of chapels”. Continue reading