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Column
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I. Egypt and the Ancient Orient

As a statically significant building element, whether in wood or modelled from stone or brick, the column played different roles in Egypt and the Ancient Orient. In Egypt columns were a component of almost every form of architecture, from roof-bearing wooden posts in family residences to extravagantly shaped stone columns in temples and palaces. Having bases and capitals, the latter, too, be…

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Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin) and Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Column”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1027290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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