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Architecture, Lexicon (Photo Archive)

Architecture

Short articles on architectural concepts Lexicon

This section contains short explanatory articles on aspects of architecture that have been referenced in other articles.

Documents contained within "Architecture":

  • Basilica - A public building used as tribunal and market place
  • Opus Caementicium - Construction with cement
  • Opus Incertum - Construction technique with irregular stones covering a cement core
  • Opus Latericium - Construction technique using bricks and tiles
  • Opus Mixtum - Construction technique mixing opus reticulatum and opus latericium
  • Opus Quadratum - Construction technique using rectangular blocks of stone
  • Opus Reticulatum - Construction technique with cement covered by square blocks of tufa
  • Opus Sectile - Decoration of inlay of polychrome stones
  • Opus Spicatum - Surface paving with bricks in a fishbone pattern
  • Triumphal Arches - The Romans used arches to celebrate military victory

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