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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Tenders are invited for Maintenance of Toilet block at Sculptures and rock-cut relief at Unakotitirtha, Unakoti, Tripura, Archaeological Survey of India, Aizawl Circle, Mizoram Demolishing R.
This color-illustrated work explores the ruins of Byzantine Cappadocia in Turkey, a site famous for its rock-cut dwelling places carved into eroded volcanic formations.
Belonging to a group of monumental rock-cut tombs from the late 15th century BC, the chapel was built for an upper class family that was in close connections to the royal family.
The Crusader Lords of Nephin, triply safe behind the walls of Enfeh, the vast rock-cut moat which severed the peninsula from the town.
As we rumbled along the rough road leading to the church we glimpsed off to our left a collection of rock-cut structures eating their way into the hillside.
Archaeology student Bill Howells explores the rock-cut ditch at Flemings-down hillfort
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.
His scholarly interests have taken him to Ethiopia, where he studies the ancient Orthodox Christian rock-cut and monolithic churches.
Battery-powered vehicles will enable tourists with disabilities to visit the Ajanta and Ellora rock-cut caves in Arangabad, Maharashtra, India.
For the latter, this would mean the presence of a long rock-cut table, trapeza in Greek, and flanking benches; but interestingly Kostof's list of cave monasteries also includes complexes that contain neither a church nor a refectory.
It is famous for several stupas, rock-cut caves and brick-built edifices.