Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > World History Forum > Ancient History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

Ancient History Ancient History Forum - Greece, Rome, Carthage, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and all other civilizations of antiquity, to include Prehistory and Archaeology discussions


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 9th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #1
Citizen
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Italy
Posts: 1
Greek or Egyptian cupola built with a peculiar technique


Hello there,
new user here, hoping to find an answer I am not sure that the information I will provide is going to be correct, but hopefully, some of you will be able to to help me.

I saw or read somewhere of the existence of a great cupola/volta/volted arch built using a rather peculiar method: instead of starting from the bottom upwards, they (Greeks or Egyptian), would have filled a huge space with sand then posed modeled stones form top to bottom, and, at the end, emptying out the sand leaving a kind of cupola.

I know that this information is quite vague, but if you have heard about something similar, I would be really glad to hear what you have to say about.

Thanks

Giacomo
jacofda is offline  
Remove Ads
Old May 15th, 2015, 06:50 AM   #2
Citizen
 
Joined: Nov 2014
From: UK
Posts: 10

I remember a story like this. Perhaps building a church spire? It was at school so probably from the bible...
EveRosa is offline  
Reply

  Historum > World History Forum > Ancient History

Tags
buildings, built, cupola, egyptian, greek, peculiar, sand, technique



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Culture built the Greek "Pyramid" of Hellinikon? cachibatches Ancient History 2 November 13th, 2013 02:58 AM
Egyptian, Greek, Roman Empire... a little confused... ffs General History 15 September 9th, 2013 06:03 AM
Greek or Egyptian Legacy? Satuf Ancient History 15 April 24th, 2010 11:31 AM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.