the curved structure which spans an opening
a semi-circular structure made up of successive arches
projected support for a external wall
a monster of Greek invention with a lion's head and body and a serpents tail
a vase for the ashes of a cremated person, also referred to as "funerary urn"
the process of interpreting omens
a circular, octagonal, elliptical or polygonal shape which is hemispherical curvature of a roof
the image of a dead person, usually a monument of remembrance
a people who inhabited central Italy, between the Tiber and the Arno rivers during the 6th and 7th century BC. Their origin is unknown but their great mineral wealth contributed to great urban development
a clasp or safety pin used to fasten a woman's gown
the fusing of tiny metal balls to a metal surface for decoration
the intersection of two barrel vaults
the topmost wedge which locked the arch into place
a city of the dead
an occurence believed to portend a future event, a foreshadowing of the future
a large stone coffin usually decorated with sculpture and inscriptions
freestanding arch commemorating an important event such as a military victory or opening a new road
a tomb in the form of a mound
an arched ceiling made of stone, brick or concrete
wedge shaped blocks holding the curve of the arch
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