Most Impressive Ancient Architectural Discovery?

Sep 2011
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What do you think is the most impressive architectural discovery of the ancient world?
 

tjadams

Ad Honoris
Mar 2009
25,362
Texas
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-François Champollion & the finding
of King Tut's tomb.
 
Jun 2011
883
As tjadams said tough call.
Quick answer would be Minoan temple,Puma Punku, Pompey and ofcourse Gobekli Tepe...too many
 

tjadams

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

ib-issi

Ad Honorem
Mar 2011
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just sitting here
No one said the Pyramids yet, i know its an obvious one , but they have to get a mention .
 
Sep 2011
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I think stonehenge, Pompeii + Herculanium and of course as already said the pyramids.:D
 

Rasta

Ad Honoris
Aug 2009
21,071
Minnesnowta
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
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
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
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.