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"There is a quality in Pharaonic architecture that, despite our twentieth century  environment and outlook, fascinates us more and more...Our society, our beliefs, our methods, our culture seem utterly different from those of ancient Egypt. Consequently, some interrelation of their social background and ours does not offer an easy explanation of the attraction their pyramids and monoliths and temples hold for us."

Marcel Breuer, Architecture of the World - Egypt

As Marcel Breuer says, for most of us our first introduction to ancient Egypt is through its architecture, surviving as it has down through the millennia. The buttons above will take you to pages concerning some of the basics of ancient Egyptian architecture: Columns, Pylons, Obelisks, Temples and Temple Plans. Just click on a topic for further information.

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