Rock-cut

Rock-cut

A temple or tomb excavated in natural rock; usually represents an architectural front with dark interior chambers, of which sections are supported by masses of stone left in the form of solid pillars.
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rock-cut

rock-cut tomb at Telmissus
Said of a temple or tomb excavated in native rock without the aid of masonry, or with but little masonry; usually presents an architectural front with dark interior chambers, of which sections are supported by masses of stone left in the form of solid pillars.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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