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hypostyle

(hĭp`əstīl, hī`pə–), the chamber in Egyptian temples in which a number of columns supported a flat stone roof. Forming the chief and largest inner space of the temple, it was entered from the outer courtyard and, in turn, gave access to the holy of holies and the small inner sanctuaries occupying the rear of the structure. Its columns were arranged to form a wide center aisle flanked by two or more side aisles, the center one rising higher than the others to permit clerestory lighting. The ruined temple of Amon at Al Karnak shows the most celebrated hypostyle hall, constructed in the XIX dynasty.
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Une unique entree vers la salle hypostyle de la basilique invite a ne pas choisir: sans avoir la certitude que l'edifice aux deux escaliers pouvait servir de tribune de vente publique aux encheres, force est de constater que, flanquee a l'est de l'edicule a abside constitue de trois pieces, posterieur a la basilique contre laquelle il s'appuie (145), la place regulait les attentes de ceux qui voulaient avoir acces a la basilique a la fagon d'un <<vestibule>> (146).
Achaemenid established the first method of Persian architecture using art and technology of other obedience nations and composition and integration it with local and national thinking and art especially the use of ancient architectural periods particularly in Urartu architecture and Barsav them in designing orthorhombic spaces hypostyle halls.
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.
Its Great Hypostyle Hall is large enough swallow St Paul's Cathedral in London TWICE.
Spanish UNIFIL soldiers then handed him a model of the Hypostyle Hall of the Mosque of Cordoba in honor of his visit.
I saw small groups of trendy student types sitting in the hypostyle sections of the building, talking quietly and enjoying the cool shade and views out over the tank, now occupied by parkland.
The Hypostyle Hall is a stupendous riot of black and white marble columns, gilded plasterwork and aquamarine walls.
Of particular note are the Hypostyle Hall (54,000 square feet/5,000 square meters), the Sacred Lake, and temples dedicated to various Egyptian gods.
The porticus Aemilia (193 BC), inspired by the Hypostyle Hall of Delos, and the porticus Metelli (circa 147 BC), based on the architecture of Hellenistic religious sanctuaries, are examples of the popularity of the new Hellenistic styles before Cleopatra.
On festival days this hypostyle forest was interplanted with silken trees, pages with gold barrels doused the assembled company with an incessant drizzle of rose-water, the Great Throne was set up--an upholstered podium the size of the Greta Bed of Ware, crowned by a baldaquin, all in solid gold encrusted with gems--and the Great Cassolette was erected, a three-storey tower of gold that housed thurifers stoking fires of aloes-wood and beside which the Botafumeiro of Compostela would have shrunk to a damp squib.
Marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall - 134 massive columns with fantastic stone carvings.