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Chemtou - City of Marble Mountain

Chemtou or Chimtou is an antique site in northwestern Tunisia.more...

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Synagogue architecture

Unlike other types of religious architecture where worship buildings often conform to consistent rules for a given architectural period such as the cruciform plan of Gothic churches, or beehive-shaped shikaras of Hindu temple architecture, dominant styles and periods are not present in the history of synagogue architecture. more..

Mosaics - Western and Central Europe

Beyond the Alpes the first important example of mosaic art was the decoration of the Palatine Chapel in Aachen, commissioned by Charlemagne. more..


Patina is a coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides or carbonates formed on the surface of metal during exposure to weathering. more..


An arcade is a passage or walkway more..

Forum (Roman)

The Forum was the public space in the middle of a Roman city. more..


Delftware, or Delft pottery, denotes blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. more..

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