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New Kingdom Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore the architecture of New Kingdom Egypt. 

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Terms to Know
Axial Plan

The horizontal arrangement of the elements of a building or town along a central axis.


A part of a building that rises above the roofs--basically windows above eye-level primarily allowing light and ventilation.


A series of columns.


A form of architecture that has a roof supported by columns.

Pylon Temple

In architecture, i.e. Egyptian temple, a large opening, doorway or entrance.