Architectural Group Tours
These tours explore the different elements of architecture design from buildings influenced by religion to the decorative geometric shapes specifically constructed to direct sunlight.
- Influenced by the Greeks, the Egyptians, and those from other provinces of the Persian Empire, the Achaemenids evolved a monumental style in which relief sculpture is used as an adjunct to massive architectural complexes.
- The Greeks laid their masonry without mortar but with joints cut to great exactness. Marble was not generally used until the 5th century BC.
- The earliest existing examples of Indian architecture are stone Buddhist and Jain structures, some of them cut from rock caves. Temples before that were made of wood.