CDR-1365: SR Set: Structural Engineering Marvels

We stand in awe in front of some structures, simply because they seem so audacious and daring in the use of materials and design. And yet, a static equilibrium has been achieved, beginning in prehistoric times, throughout the centuries and ever more bold in our time with the help of computer programs. Master builders—often unknown—have shaped our sensitivity to our environment, our culture and sense of scale, our sense of belonging. While in no way comprehensive or complete, this group examines examples that stand out in their awe-inspiring nature, simply, because for the time they were built, they truly marked a new chapter in design and technological possibility. August 2015



Cal-03782
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Ggantija
Description: Overview, SE facades of 2 temples
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03805
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Ggantija
Description: S temple, segment of exterior wall with enormous slab
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03754
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Mnajdra
Description: Curved façade, lower temple/solar observatory, wall, benches and gateway
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03812
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Ggantija
Description: N temple, entrance portal on axis and part of outer wall
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03818
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Ggantija
Description: N temple, large stone with circular hole for wooden post or oracle?
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03821
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Ggantija
Description: 3 altars-trilithic shrines
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03755
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Mnajdra
Description: Lower temple/solar observatory, entrance view, passage into temple, close view
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03759
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Mnajdra
Description: Lower temple, trilithon inner entrance where sun hits during equinoxes and solstices
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03766
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Mnajdra
Description: Lower temple, oracular chamber/ apse, upright stone with hole carved in it, large supine stone with offering area
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03773
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Mnajdra
Description: 43 Middle temple [?], steps leading into porthole slab doorway carved into stone
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03777
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Mnajdra
Description: exterior lower temple with benches, monumental walls
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03781
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Title: Malta Goddess Temples, Mnajdra
Description: Apse across from oracular hole
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Bal-67374
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Title: Stonehenge from the air
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Jea-0010
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Title: Stonehenge
Description: General view: sarsen circle & trilithons, from NNW
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jea-0012
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Title: Stonehenge
Description: major trilithon, from NW
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lal-02510
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Title: Stonehenge
Creator(s): English School
Vendor: Look and Learn
Lal-00823
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Title: Building of Stonehenge
Creator(s): English School
Vendor: Look and Learn
Jsa-0001
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Title: Stones of Stenness
Description: Telephoto view S of 3 standing stones
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jsa-0030
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Title: Ring of Brodgar (Brogar)
Description: 6 stones of W side, view N
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jea-0004
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Title: Great Pyramids of Giza: Khufu (Cheops, ca.2600-2550 BC), Khafre (Chefren, ca.2575-2525 BC) and Menkaure (Mycerinus, ca.2525-2475 BC)
Description: view fr S: Menkaure, Khafre, Khufu, with smaller pyramids of queens
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-019824
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Title: Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu, Giza
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Cal-06006
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Title: Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
Description: Close up of stonework
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-06008
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Title: Temple of King Ramses II, at Abu Simbel
Description: Shrine to Nefertiti and Ramses, entrance with statues
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Bal-62503
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Title: The Obelisks of Tuthmosis I (1504-1492 BC) and Hatshepsut (1473-1458 BC) at the Great Temple of Amun, Karnak Temple
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Cal-03584
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Title: Su Nuraxi-Barumini Nurgahic Village and Tower
Description: Su Nuraxi, tower from W
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03586
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Title: Su Nuraxi-Barumini Nurgahic Village and Tower
Description: Overview of village from tower
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03587
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Title: Su Nuraxi-Barumini Nurgahic Village and Tower
Description: Cyclopean doorway of circular hut
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03591
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Title: Su Nuraxi-Barumini Nurgahic Village and Tower
Description: Corbeled passageway from tower to courtyard
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03608
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Title: Su Nuraxi-Barumini Nurgahic Village and Tower
Description: Su Nuraxi, corbelled dome w/small oculus interior view
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03551
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Title: Nuraghe Losa/Sta Christina
Description: N. Losa, overview tower and circular hut
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03554
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Title: Nuraghe Losa/Sta Christina
Description: N. Losa, doorway of main tower
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03561
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Title: Nuraghe Losa/Sta Christina
Description: Sta. Cristina, hut entrance
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Cal-03563
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Title: Nuraghe Losa/Sta Christina
Description: Sta. Cristina, tower
Vendor: Canyonlights Photography
Jga-0076
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Title: Lion Gate, Mycenae
Description: The Lion Gate with Cyclopeian walls. Exterior view
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0078
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Title: Lion Gate, Mycenae
Description: Lions, lintel and doorway
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0589
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Title: The Western Ramparts of the Mycenaean Citadel at Tiryns
Description: Postern Gate in the outward curve of the massive Western Ramparts wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0592
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Title: The Western Ramparts of the Mycenaean Citadel at Tiryns
Description: Closer view of Postern Gate and Cyclopean masonry
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0521
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Title: The so-called 'Treasury of Atreus,' located SW of Citadel
Description: Tholos entry with relieving triangle, seen from above N dromos wall, view W.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0557
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Title: The so-called 'Treasury of Atreus,' located SW of Citadel
Description: Entry into tholos rock-cut side chamber, view N
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jga-0552
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Title: The so-called 'Treasury of Atreus,' located SW of Citadel
Description: Close view of innermost lintel and relieving triangle
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.