She entered a narrow, well-lit hall and followed it through smoothly hewn walls.
In the slope above the town was hewn a theatre equalling that of Athens in size.
Many of the old chambers, some of which are of enormous size, are embellished with portals, candelabra, statues, &c., all hewn in rock-salt.
It has steps hewn in it, and has a cleft.
(From Dennis.) hewn from the rock.
These benches are often hewn in the form of couches with pillows at one end, and the legs carved in relief.
high, and is built of hewn stone.
A few of those at the east end are hewn in the rock.
It is over a mile in length, hewn in the rock, and about 6 ft.
Their hands bore the hard calluses of heavy manual labor, their backbones carried the scars of years of knocks against rough hewn surfaces.
These works are much defaced, the hewn stones having been carried off to make field dikes.
A tetrastyle pedimented Roman Doric porch sits to the center, its unjointed columns hewn from menhirs taken from a nearby druids ' temple.
hewn from the rock of the mountainside.
hewn from a single large stone.
of the pillar, are hewn out of the rocky slope of a hill, and are an elaborate series of chambers adorned with pillars, statues, religious symbols and traces of painting (see below, Ancient City).
Darkyn was a head shorter than Kris and wider, his steady gaze and roughly hewn features reminding him of Rhyn.
Jenn set Talia back in her roughly hewn bassinet and rifled through the trunk containing the family's possessions.
Under the foundations of the church are tombs hewn out of the solid rock.
long by half a mile broad, and the salt is hewn out in large blocks with picks and wedges.
His features were heavy and roughly hewn.
A little to the south of a village called Deir Diwan, and one hour's journey south-east from Bethel, is the site of an ancient place called Khirbet Haiydn, indicated by reservoirs hewn in the rock, excavated tombs and foundations of hewn stone.
Among the monuments of this age discovered in the surrounding districts are the rock hewn tombs of Spata, accidentally revealed by a landslip in 1877, and the domed sepulchre at Menidi, near the ancient Acharnae, excavated by Lolling in 1879.
Close to it are a series of steps hewn in the rock which connect with those discovered in 1886 within the Acropolis wall.
A Doric colonnade with a double row of columns was found to have extended along the base of the Acropolis for a distance of 54 yds.; behind it in a chamber hewn in the rock is the sacred well mentioned by Pausanias.
It is surrounded by old walls, flanked with towers, and has a considerable number of ancient buildings, among which are the fine church of the Holy Cross; St John's church, which dates from the time of the Hohenstaufen; and, situated on a height near the town, partly hewn out of the rock, the pilgrimage church of the Saviour.
Picturesquely situated on the slope of a hill, the town has remains of ramparts of the 12th and 13th centuries, with ditches hewn in the rock, and several medieval buildings.
The Mithraeum hewn in the tufa quarries of the Capitoline Hill at Rome, still in existence during the Renaissance, is an example.
The temple of Apollo Temenites has entirely disappeared, but the theatre, entirely hewn in the rock, is still to be seen.
Native kings protected it from the rivers by a masonry embankment several miles long, built of enormous blocks of hewn stone, and in some places 25 ft.
At this stage the rain-water is intercepted by wells, and by galleries hewn for miles in the water-bearing rock.
The numerous niches, generally containing sacrificial (?) tables, 2 are often approached by window-like openings hewn out of one of the flat slabs by which they are enclosed.
These belong to the 7th century B.C., and are followed by the tombe a camera, in which the tomb is a chamber hewn in the rock, and which can be traced back to the beginning of the 6th century B.C. From one of the earliest of these came the famous Francois vase; another is the tomb of Poggio Renzo, or della Scimmia (the monkey), with several chambers decorated with archaic paintings.
Some remains of the town walls still exist, and also two ancient bridges, both belonging to the Via Clodia, and many tombs hewn in the rock - small chambers imitating the architectural forms of houses, with beams and rafters represented in relief.
Near Huancavelica is the famous quicksilver mine of Santa Barbara, with its subterranean church of San Rosario, hewn from the native cinnabar-bearing rock.
His philosophy was more like Michaelangelo's famous sculpture of the Dawn, a spirit yet encumbered with the stubble of the material from which it was hewn, than a clear cut figure with unmistakable outlines.
Portions of a chapel remain, dating from the 13th century, and including a porch and a stone altar; while beside it are traces of a tomb hewn out of the slate, and of some domestic building which had a staircase and a pointed arch above the door.
down the Ilm is the curious castle of Burgfarth, partly hewn out of the solid rock.
Absalon, with only Sweyn, bishop of Aarhus, and twelve "housecads," thereupon disembarked, passed between a double row of Wendish warriors, 6000 strong, along the narrow path winding among the morasses, to the gates of the fortress, and, proceeding to the temple of the seven-headed god Rtigievit, caused the idol to be hewn down, dragged forth and burnt.
Not less remarkable was the palace of Tezcuco, surrounded with its groves and pleasure-gardens; and, though now hardly anything remains of the buildings above ground, the neighbouring hill of Tezcotzinco still has its stone steps and terraces; and the immense embankment carrying the aqueduct-channel of hewn stone which supplied water to basins cut in the solid rock still remains to prove that the chroniclers' descriptions, if highly coloured, were at any rate genuine.
In the centre, the oblong pyramid of rubble cased with hewn stone and cemented 375 X 300 ft.
A remarkable feature of the Central-American ruins is the frequency of truncated pyramids built of hewn stone, with flights of steps up to the temple built on the platform at top. The resemblance of these structures to the old descriptions and pictures of the Mexican teocallis is so striking that this name is habitually given to them.
But the idol in this Sivite temple was only a tall block or pillar of hewn stone, of a familiar kind.
One smote the threshold with an axe, another with a pestle, the third swept it with a broom - three symbols of culture (for trees were hewn down with the axe, grain pounded with the pestle, and the fruits of the field swept up with the broom) which Silvanus could not endure.
His career begins with his marriage, which made him a wealthy man; in 1206 he settled at Reykjaholt, where he constructed magnificent buildings and a bath of hewn stones, preserved to the present day, to which water was conducted from a neighbouring hot spring.
it has massive Portuguese walls of hewn stone.
With regard to the plan and design of a Phoenician temple, it is probable that they were in many respects similar to those of the temple at Jerusalem, and the probability is confirmed by the remains of a sanctuary near Amrit, in which there is a cella standing in the midst of a large court hewn out of the rock, together with other buildings in an Egyptian style.
The buildings of the old town are chiefly of brick, from four to five storeys in height, with flat roofs, and other oriental peculiarities; while in the new town hewn stone is very largely employed, and the architecture is often of a modern English style.
Sea-bathing is insecure, and is confined to a few small coves, approached by tunnels hewn through the rock.
But the form of the tombs always remains the same, a small low chamber hewn in the rock, with a rectangular opening about 2 by 22 ft., out of which open other chambers, each with its separate doorway; and inhumation is adopted without exception, whereas in a Greek necropolis a low percentage of cases of 1 Leontini, Megara, Naxos, Syracuse, Zancle are all recorded as sites where the Sicel gave way to the Greek (in regard to Syracuse [q.v.] this has recently been proved to be true), while many other towns remained Sicel longer, among them Abacaenum, Agyrium, Assorus, Centuripae, Cephaloedium, Engyum, Hadranum, Halaesa, Henna, Herbessus, Herbita, Hybla Galeatis, Inessa, Kale Akte, Menaenum, Morgantina.
For though we may be sure that the shape Nib fn animal was that in which these gods were literally visible dea Lheir worshippers, yet it is impossible to tell whether some war living animal was chosen to be the earthly tenement of the, to :y, or whether he revealed himself in every individual of a in i ties, or whether merely the cult-image was roughly hewn into cor~ shape of an animal.
The mountains in fact have been hewn out of the original bulk of the land in proportion as the valleys have been excavated_ The denudation would continue so long as the ground stood above the level of the sea; but there have been prolonged periods of depression, when the ground, instead of being eroded, lay below the sea-level and was buried sometimes under thousands of feet of accumulated sediment, which completely filled up and obliterated the previous drainage-lines.
A balk is a log hewn or sawn to a square section, and varying in size from I 1 to 18 in.
A load of sawn or hewn timber contains 50 cub.
The Evangelical church, built in the 12th century and restored in 1482, is partly hewn out of the solid rock.
Near the end of the defile stands the most elaborate of the ruins, el-Hazne or " the Treasury of Pharaoh," not built but hewn out of the cliff; a little farther on, at the foot of the mountain called en-Nejr, comes the theatre, so placed as to bring the greatest number of tombs within view; and at the point where the valley opens out into the plain the site of the city is revealed with striking effect.
The most famous of them is the theatre, largely hewn in the rock, which, though of Greek origin, was entirely reconstructed.
The tomb chambers are either hewn in the rock or covered by mounds.
It is, however, differentiated from them all by having hewn stones, capstones, tenons and sockets.
The steep sides of the Mbnchsberg rise directly from amidst the houses of the town, some of which have cellars and rooms hewn out of the rock; and the ancient cemetery of St Peter, the oldest in Salzburg, is bounded by a row of vaults cut in the side of the hill.
The houses in the principal streets are built of hewn stone, and are several storeys high, with projecting eaves that give shelter from both sun and rain.
The most remarkable buildings in Abyssinia are certain churches hewn out of the solid rock.
Wide boulevards traverse the west of the town, which is also rendered attractive by numerous fountains fed by a fine aqueduct hewn in the rock.
The stones are all the native Sarsens which occur everywhere in the district, and show no evidence of having been hewn.
Bede, speaking of a church built by Finan at Lindisfarne, says, " nevertheless, after the manner of the Scots, he made it not of stone but of hewn oak and covered it with reeds."
It is partly hewn in the rock, the rest (especially the back wall of the stage) being of very roughly hewn, long, thin blocks of hard limestone, approximately rectangular, with smaller pieces filling up the interstices.
The latter are hewn perpendicularly in the rock, while the Roman tombs are chambers excavated horizontally._ In the lagoon itself were found a large number of terra cottas, made of local clay, some being masks of both divinities and men (among them grotesques) others representing hands and feet, others various animals, and of amphorae of various sizes and other vases.
Many caravanserais in Syria, Mesopotamia and Anatolia have considerable architectural merit; their style of construction is in general that known as Saracenic; their massive walls are of hewn stone; their proportions apt and grand.
above the town, an artificial dike constructed of large blocks of hewn stone is thrown across the opening of the former.
His features were most like Rhyn.s: heavy and roughly hewn, while his body was lean like Kris.s.
It is in the form of a celtic crosshead of rough hewn granite in the center of which is a carved wreath.
hewn granite in the center of which is a carved wreath.
hewn stones having been carried off to make field dikes.
They are exemplified by the huge rock hewn churches in Lalibela, said to be built with ' the help of angels ' .
hewn free standing blocks show the scars of repeated chisel blows where they were chiseled out of the rock face.
hewn stone steps that led to the elevated platform of the temple under the feeble light from an overcast sky.
hewn by hand from the chalk deep beneath Chislehurst.
hewn into the rock.
We climbed the roughly hewn stone steps that led to the elevated platform of the temple under the feeble light from an overcast sky.
hewn down, the good man lies in the dirt.
They are each about 10m high, over one meter in diameter, and like everything else in the hotel they are hand hewn.
Here lies our Lord all hewn down, 315 goodly he lies in the dust.
hewn down, 315 goodly he lies in the dust.
hewn in rock under the martyrium which contained seven tombs.
hewn from a single granite block, which is possibly Saxon but no later than Norman.
hewn from different quarries at different times.
That they represent the Persepolis captured and partly destroyed by Alexander the Great has been beyond dispute at least since the time of Pietro della Valle.2 Behind Takhti Jamshid are three sepulchres hewn out of the rock in the hillside, the facades, one of which is incomplete, being richly ornamented with reliefs.
e.) hewn in the rock, with its carved cinerary urns, is interesting.
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Many of the houses are built of massive coral, Porites gaimardi, hewn into square building blocks which at a distance glisten like white marble.
The upright white hewn studs and freshly planed door and window casings gave it a clean and airy look, especially in the morning, when its timbers were saturated with dew, so that I fancied that by noon some sweet gum would exude from them.
The log walls of the barn and its snow-covered roof, that looked as if hewn out of some precious stone, sparkled in the moonlight.
Gangs of carpenters hoping for high pay arrived in Moscow every day, and on all sides logs were being hewn, new houses built, and old, charred ones repaired.
It is hewn from pure white Pentelic and the Cardinal faces the altar, his head resting on a pair of tasseled cushions.
The adventurous can still spend a night in one of the cave dwellings hewn from the tufa rock.
Crafted in Britain exclusively for The Cotswold Company, hewn from huge beams of ' green ' or unseasoned timber.
The rocking chairs of the past were often hewn out of trees from a pioneer's land.
This style is casual and sturdy, using rough hewn logs and even twigs in its construction.
Rough hewn wooden beams in the ceiling, plaster walls and stone, clay or brick flooring are common architectural features of a French country style home.
Most farm tables are roughly hewn wood that is very thick and uneven.
This means that creating such a backsplash does not mean you need to sacrifice color to get the rough hewn, rustic look you desire.
The company manufactures cedar siding that gives the appearance of rough hewn logs on the house's exterior when installed.
Craftsmen in the mountains created rocking chairs from rough hewn wood or twigs.
He was neither ancient nor ugly, with familiar dark eyes and hair and roughly hewn features.
of large hewn stones from the Roman Pomaria.
The remains of the acropolis fortifications are very interesting, including roads and ditches hewn in the rock; but beyond ruins of two churches and a fine tower built by Thoros I.
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