The structure of Urartu building was made of beams and columns with marquee beds; buildings had rectangular plans and hypostyle halls
were the specifications of this architecture.
A view of the Nile at dusk from the deck of the Sun Boat IV (above), columns depicting the Goddess Hathor in the Temple of Hathor, Denderah (right) and the Great Hypostyle Hall
, temple of Karnak (below)
As an example of the latter, the Treasury, a side room to the left (west) of the so-called "Hall of the Ennead" immediately before the sanctuary, is longer than the adjacent rooms within that part of the temple; this is because its back wall is aligned with the side rooms in the section before it, beside the Inner Hypostyle Hall
In his water-colour of the Hypostyle Hall
at Karnak, for instance, he takes a low viewpoint to achieve an almost claustrophobic sensation of those huge columns soaring up above the small figures below.
It includes Egypt's oldest known hypostyle hall
, city blocks and paved streets over an area the size of four football fields.
I am also puzzled as to why Gee compares the cycle in the Great Hypostyle Hall
at Karnak to pBerlin 3055, rather than to pCairo-Turin and pBM 10689, both of which share much stronger parallels with the Karnak reliefs.
A model of the Hypostyle Hall
of the Mosque of Cordoba was built to commemorate the Spanish city of Cordoba and to mark the Spanish prime minister's visit.
The system aims to deliver your bags from hold to belt in 10 minutes, so it's not a place to linger, but even so, this functional transit zone is conceived as a kind of elegant cavern or, as, Matthew Wells notes, a hypostyle hall
(shades of the Temple of Karnak).
The square Hypostyle Hall
has majestic Empire-style decoration with four gigantic Ionic columns supporting the ceiling.
The elaborate bracing used at the entrance to the hypostyle hall
and the ruinous condition of the (now restored) Second Pylon at the site are also clearly visible.
Peter Pfalzner, co-director of the Syro-German team, discusses the second-millennium Qatna Royal Palace, which was built on a decidedly monumental scale: each column base in the hypostyle Hall
C had a five-meter deep foundation pit, and the palace wall foundations were set in trenches four to six meters deep.
The star is the Great Hypostyle Hall
with 134 stone columns alone to support the roof.