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23 Sep Historical Roofs: Pyramids

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza SiteHistorical Roofs is a weekly series where we take a look at some of the different gorgeous, old roofing from different regions of the world. So far in our series of Historical Roofs, we have been looking at roofs that have been constructed well in the last millennium. So for this entry in our series, we are going to take a look at something a little more ancient: pyramids. It can be argued that pyramids could be considered all roof, since they often house complicated networks of sarcophaguses underneath. Also, because of the angle of the walls, they must be able to withstand elements like water and sunlight just like a standard roof. However, not all pyramids are the same. Here are two different cultures separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles that both constructed marvelous pyramids…
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09 Sep Historical Roofs: Religious Buildings in Europe

Hospices de BeauneHistorical Roofs is a weekly series where we take a look at some of the different gorgeous, old roofing from different regions of the world. Last week, we took a look a couple of the beautiful roofs that can be found in Buddhist cultures in Asia. Now we’ll be taking a look at two very different buildings in Europe that were both built with a religious foundation, but very different purposes. They offer a contrast on the various ideologies that can be found in Europe, and also two very different styles of roofing. Here’s a small look at St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Hospices de Beaune…
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