Most Impressive Ancient Architectural Discovery?

tjadams

Ad Honoris
Mar 2009
25,362
Texas
#2
Tough call.
Naturally people in each country will lobby that
discoveries in their country trump others in importance.
But for shear what came out of the discovery, I'd have
to say finding of the Rosetta Stone in 1799 and the work
on it by Jean-Fran├žois Champollion & the finding
of King Tut's tomb.
 

tjadams

Ad Honoris
Mar 2009
25,362
Texas
#4
Thanks for your offerings Nadir, I have never heard of anything that
wrote other than Pompey. I need to go look those others up.
 

Rasta

Ad Honoris
Aug 2009
21,071
Minnesnowta
#7
I'll make a little shout out for LoG, since he is not as active these days:

The city planning and plumbing of the Indus Valley Civilization.
 
Jun 2011
883
#8
While we see dawn of civilization in Egypt and Sumer also civilization apear in America at cca same time.
Caral.Great site.


Also search for 7 ancient wonders. Machu Picchu is wothy mentioning.
 
Jun 2011
883
#9
Thanks for your offerings Nadir, I have never heard of anything that
wrote other than Pompey. I need to go look those others up.
Well, enjoy in your reading.
Gobekli Tepe is most ineresting site to me. It was 7000 years before Great pyramid and Stonehenge.

EDIT: Are you joking with me...:)?
 
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May 2011
832
Bulgaria
#10
Trying to formulate "the most ...." or top "10 of ...." in Architecture is usually doomed to fail.
It's a personal choice which I, personally, can't make. There are just too many wonderful achievements of Architecture left for us from the Antiquity. I can't name the most absolute in terms of influence and impressiveness.