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.

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.
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The agreement was signed in front of Petra's famous "Treasury" - its most impressive 2000-year old rock-cut tomb - further symbolizing the importance of the friendly ties between the two prestigious entities.
The agreement was signed in front of Petra s famous Treasury the impressive 2000 year old rock-cut tomb further symbolising the importance of the friendly ties between the two sides.
It's a folder full of photographic plates taken from Father Guillaume de Jerphanion's ground-breaking study of Cappadocia's rock-cut churches.
The tourists will be able to visit rock-cut monasteries, wineries, spa resorts, boarding houses for rural tourism, as well as sunny beaches and enchanting scenery along the Danube delta.
There is Abu Simbel, the site of two rock-cut temples of Pharaoh Rameses II, dismantled, moved and reassembled on higher ground in the 1960s to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser, resulting from the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
The remains of a temple and rock-cut caves were found at Hara Chauka on the Vindhyan outlier (figure 1).
Archaeology student Bill Howells explores the rock-cut ditch at Flemings-down hillfort
There are also hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs, a Romanstyle theatre, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets, while high above is the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery, reached by a flight of 800 rock-cut steps.
Little is known about Tjeby, who was buried in a rock-cut tomb at a site known as Sheikh Farag in upper Egypt and excavated in 1923.
The famed rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora reveal an array of frescoes, sculptures, monasteries, and temples.
Mumbai Disabled tourists are to be given access to the world-famous Ajanta and Ellora rock-cut caves via battery-powered vehicles.
The work for the foundations of this building cut into a probable ancient rock-cut gallery.