the amount of stress a material can withstand before it bends or breaks.
bearing constructions- stacking and piling
forest of columns
(sun dried brick) coated with mud plaster
no base, nothing separating it from the floor below
stepped base and a carved capital in teh form of two graceful spirals.
detailed base and a capital carves as a stylized bouquet of ancanthus leaves.
wedge shaped piece of stone that meets at an angle always perpendicular to the curve of the arch.
needed to keep walls from falling
(the long cental area) where the people sit
when two barrel vaults are crossed at right angles to each other
dividing up a space into square segments
decrative slender tower
unortaminated, very sleek and plan