Unformatted text preview: Obelisk, a monolithic pillar tapered to a pyramid shaped point carved with hieroglyphics Hieroglyphics; an ancient form of Egyptian picture writing Valley Temple; sat right on the banks of the nile river where the bodies of the dead were mummified after they arrived on the nile. Ankh; an Egyptian symbol for life Torus (roll mold); a large molding of convex profile commonly ocouring as the lowest molding in the base of a column. Peristyle; a row of columns surrounding a temple or other building or courtyard. Ashlar; when stone blocks are shaved and put together to create a smooth seemless wall. Engaged Column; a column built into the wall not free standing....
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- Spring '08
- Ancient Egypt, Architectural elements, pyramid Cavetto Cornice, Marc Nodine History, tightly clustered columns, tombs housing family