Archives For Buildings
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Copyright 1998, 2015
Felina Silver Robinson
One big, one small, one wide or one thin, one dark or one light,
Buildings are like people they shine with all their might
Some smooth, some course, some fancy or plain
A building can be filled with almost anything
We enter them daily for home, work, or play
We don’t even realize what they do for us each day
Buildings they protect us from good weather and bad,
Buildings keep us safe in each and every way.
What’s your favorite building? Would you share it with me?
Tholos: Almost certainly, the idea of circular buildings in Greece derived ultimately from the round store huts of the early Aegeans. Mycenaeans built round tombs and later tholoi, as circular constructions were called, were built in stone and marble for two or three centuries before the example, the Tholos at Delphi, was erected in about 390 BC. Delphi was a great religious centre, where could be found the shrine of Apollo and the seat of the most renowned of Greek oracles, a place hallowed by association, superstition and myth, sited magnificently and dramatically high above the Gulf of Corinth.
Taken from Oxford University 1993 – Roberts History of the World