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Old October 15th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Rock-cut and Cave Architecture

Stuff like this:

Cave temples at Badami, India (6th-8th centuries CE)
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Or like this:

Rock-cut churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia (12th-13th century CE)

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Old October 22nd, 2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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Mogao caves, near Dunhuang, China (4th-14th centuries CE)


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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:38 PM   #3
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Nice thread!
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:44 PM   #4
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Lalibela is truly amazing - something out of this World!
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Old October 25th, 2011, 01:24 AM   #6
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More from Arabia:

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Old October 27th, 2011, 04:26 AM   #7
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Its interesting to see how they mixed Hellenic and Egyptian architecture.
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Old October 29th, 2011, 07:15 AM   #8
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Varzia Cave Monastery, Georgia (~1185 AD)

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Old October 29th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #9
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So much über-awesome stuff, thanks! Please keep going!
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Old October 30th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #10
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Bedse caves [Buddhist monastery], Pune, India (1st cent. BCE)

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That church in Lalibela is similar to the ancient Achaemenid temple in Naghsh-e-Rostam:



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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:15 PM   #12
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That temple looks constructed though. The Lalibela churches are carved.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:10 PM   #13
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Zagros mountain & 50,000 rock-cut monuments!

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To the ancient Greek Heracles:



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