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The Dawn in Mesopotamia
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12th century Abbasid abutment achieved aisle Anatolia ancient apartments appear apse arcades arch archi architects architectural feature Baroque barrel-vault basilica became become bifora brick builders building buttresses Byzantine capital carried cathedral central Christian churches cities Classical colonnades columns compound piers construction court courtyard covered culture device dome domestic architecture early ecclesiastical architecture Egyptian elevational empire employed engineers entablature entrance erected facades factor fashion flanked floor Frankish frontispiece gable Gothic Gothic architecture Greek hall height Hellenistic Hittite important Islamic Islamic architecture Italian later loggias magnificent masonry mediaeval megaron millennium monumental Moslem mosques nave octagonal ornament palace Persian piano nobile piers Plate portico primitive principal punctuation qibla rectangular regions Renaissance Roman Rome roof sanctuary Spain span Spanish square stone story structure style Sumerian supported surrounded tecture temple timber tower transept vast vault walls western Europe