hypostyle hall

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hypostyle hall. Large room with a flat roof carried on many columns in rows, the middle rows often having taller columns to accommodate a clearstorey. Examples are those of the cult-temples of Ancient Egypt, including the temple of Amun at Karnak (c.1570–c.1200 BC, with additions to c.323 BC).

Bibliography

Cruickshank (ed.) (1996);
Phillips (2002);
Jane Turner (1996)