Ancient Era covers three famous civilizations, the
Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans. In the Egyptian
civilization, as we are sure you have seen, they built
pyramids, but they also built statues and temples.
To build such structures required a great deal of skill
in architecture and engineering. They also had to
have a large work force in order to construct their
enormous structures, however they only had primitive
tools to work with.
Greek peninsula was first settled by Neolithic people,
they built built one room houses, which were mostly
square. Next on the peninsula were the Minoans,
they built houses with many rooms, however the rooms were
separated by only columns. What your probably
think about when you picture Greek architecture is what
we call Classic Greek Architecture. Classic Greek Architecture
is made up of three orders, Corinthian, Doric, and
Ionic. The Corinthian was the more elaborate of
the three and for that reason was not used often.
The Doric were simpler, this type of architecture was
made by the Spartans . The Ionic were larger and
more elaborate, with sculptures and carvings on the
architecture of Ancient Rome was similar to that of the
Classic Greek Style. However the Romans developed
unique styles of their own using the arch, the vault,
and the dome.