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9 Architecture and Design View across the courtyard of the Minoan palace at Phaestus in Crete. highly developed civilization with considerable wealth and material resources at its command. OTHER MINOAN ARCHITECTURE. Although the Minoan civilization is best known today from the partly reconstructed ruins of the palace at Knossos, many other remains of this culture exist on the island of Crete. The principal evidence is to be found at Phaestus, Mallia, and Hagia Triada. The final stage of the palace structure at Phaestus in the south of the island is characterized by a more regular plan.
E. The Basilica of Maxentius at Rome is –c. E. constructed. It is one of the most important monuments in classical antiquity and one of the first Christian structures in Rome. c. E. The Basilica of Constantine at Trier in northern Gaul is completed. It is the last of the great civilian basilicas constructed before the style was adopted fully by religious structures. c. E. The destruction of Pompeii by the eruption of Vesuvius preserves Roman architecture for future generations. c. E. The Arch of Constantine at Rome is –c.
Jones (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1918): 331. G REEK A RCHITECTURE GREEK BUILDING TECHNIQUES. Almost all major Greek architecture employed the simple “post and lintel” system. In this method of building, two or more uprights—columns, piers, or walls—support horizontal members of a length limited by the strength of stone able to support its own weight. The “post” is the upright structural part and the “lintel” is the bridging element meant to span openings or support the roofing of the building.