How to use Treasure-houses in a sentence

treasure-houses
  • But the line which such a boundary would have followed is partly represented by the remains of a wall running from east to west immediately north of the treasure-houses (see below), which it was designed to protect against the descent of earth from the Cronion just above.

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  • The east side, measured to a point just behind the treasure-houses, is the shortest, about 200 yds.

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  • A line drawn eastward behind the treasure-houses, from the Prytaneum at the north-west angle, would give about 275 yds.

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  • The same general character - that of a Doric temple in antis, facing south - is traceable in all the treasure-houses.

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  • Pausanias, therefore, would not have seen treasure-houses Nos.

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  • Each of these treasure-houses was erected by a Greek state, either as a thank-offering for Olympian victories gained by its citizens, or as a general' mark of homage to the Olympian Zeus.

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  • The treasure-houses were designed to contain the various civa8$µara or dedicated gifts (such as gold and silver plate, &c.), in which the wealth of the sanctuary partly consisted.

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  • The architectural members of some of the treasure-houses have been found built into the Byzantine wall, or elsewhere on the site, as well as the terra-cotta plates that overlaid the stonework in some cases, and the pedimental figures, representing the battle of the gods and giants, from the treasure-house of the Megarians.

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  • From these side-valleys water was now conducted to Olympia, entering the Altis at its north-east corner by an arched canal which passed behind the treasure-houses to the reservoir at the back of the exedra.

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  • The other, which served for the treasure-houses, passed in front of the Porch of Echo parallel with the line of the east Altis wall.

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  • The precious metals brought in by the tribute were collected in the great, treasure-houses at Susa, Persepolis, Pasargadae and Ecbatana, where gigantic masses of silver and, more Money and especially, of gold, were stored in bullion or partially Coinage.

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