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  • The Role of Architecture in Art History

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    piece of architecture can be identified by certain characteristics that makes it a part of a specific culture. Both the Great Stupa at Sanchi, located in central India, and the Parthenon, located in Greece, are examples of architecture that share similar characteristics, however can be specified to their location and time period because of their differences. The Great Stupa at Sanchi and the Parthenon, although created for different purposes, proved to be important because of its functionality to

  • The Transition Of Our Society Essay

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    The smooth transition of our society, from nomadic groups to vilages and states, resulted in the development of religons, as a result of reformed social and political environments. Where it started of as other wordly beliefs adopted by the small nomadic group and slowly developed into full blown religions over time. The earliest evidence of religon found in the world was in the Neolithic Period . The figurines found from that period, along with the religious texts, reflect a society of religious

  • Ajanta and Ellora are the pride of Maharashtra

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    INTRO Ajanta and Ellora are the pride of Maharashtra. The rock-cut caves of both these sites are world famous and illustrate the degree of skill and artistry that Indian craftsmen had achieved several hundred years ago. Ajanta dates from 100 B.C. while Ellora is younger by some 600 years. The village of Ajanta is in the Sahyadri hills, about 99 kms. From Aurangabad; a few miles away in a mammoth horseshoe-formed rock, are 30 caves overlooking a gorge, `each forming a room in the hill and some with

  • An Outdated Buddhist

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    The stupa, an engineering structure ordinarily lodging the cremated remains or belonging of essential righteous figures, is thought to be the auxiliary image and the most imperative sort of landmark of Buddhism. Most stupas have an extremely unmistakable semi-round shape, regularly encompassed by a wall. As Buddhism was presented in diverse districts, the fundamental building elements of stupas were changed into an assortment of shapes mirroring the masterful articulations of those societies. The

  • The Buddhist Temple That Has Created Disagreement Among The Academic Community

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    what the real significance and purpose of Borobudur is about. For example, a group of scholars argues that Borobudur is stupa. This contrasts the other scholars who contends that Borobudur is a mandala. Although both groups of scholars adequately analyze Borobudur and provide evidence to support their arguments, the argument that the Buddhist temple is both a mandala and stupa is rational. In this paper, I will present evidence from both sides of the argument, in which Borobudur has ignited copious

  • The Two Pieces Of Paintings

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    The two pieces of artworks from the list of sacred places I chose to compare were the Ziggurat of Ur in Iraq and the Great Stupa in India. The first piece of Artwork was originally located in the city of Ur, it is called the Ziggurat of Ur. The Ziggurat of Ur was built by the Sumerians. The Sumerians were the first group of people in Mesopotamia, known as the cradle of civilization. They invented the first form of writing known as cuneiform, along with the wheel. Sumerians worshipped many Gods

  • A Summary Of The Great Departure At Sanchi

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    This masterpiece demonstrates the maturity of the Sanchi artists. Considering the iconography, the piece of art is aniconic, as there is no figure of Buddha and his presence is implied through the symbols – through his footprints, parasol, stupa, and “chakra," "Bodhi" Tree, and "Tri-Ratna" among others. The "Bodhi" tree symbolizes enlightenment as the Buddha reaches enlightenment sitting and meditating under it. It becomes a tree of worship for the Indians. The Sanchi monuments were crafted

  • Religion Based On The Art, Architecture And Texts

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    Ancient India, from the earliest civilization to the turn of the common era, is so full of compelling arguments about what can be known about religion based on the art, architecture and texts we have available. Based on the existing art historical records dating between the 3rd century BCE and the turn of the common era, it can be known that religion drives people to make and have made, physical objects. If people put money into the creation of an object, it probably had a vital purpose to the everyday

  • Arch 150 Quiz 2 Essays

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    UW Department of Architecture Quiz 2 VERSION A + B Arch 150 Spring 2012 GO TO # 101 ON YOUR ANSWER SHEET Questions about Image Set 1: Acropolis, Athens 101. The gateway to this site, visible in the foreground at the lower right, is called the: a. Erechtheion b. Parthenon c. Temple of Hera d. Stoa of Attalus e. Propylaia 102. The main temple shown at the upper right is dedicated to: a. Athena b. Erectheus c. Portunus d. Aphrodite 103. The primary function of the main temple shown at the upper

  • The Buddha Is Staying On Indasala Cave

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    to a cave where an old swami lives. He doesn 't speak English but he is a mellow old fellow and friendly to visitors. Further up on the very top of the mountain is the Hansa Stupa, the most complete still existing in India. It is a difficult climb through the thorn bushes but offers a fine view. Hiuen Tsiang visited this stupa and recorded the interesting story behind its construction. This sutta is another segue from sutta 18, in which Sakka and ultimately Sanatkumara, in the form of the young