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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion), Athens

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NOTES: The Temple of Olympian Zeus dates from the 6th century BC with further work no later than the 4th century BC. In 174BC work was restarted using a Roman architect who substituted the Corinthian order for the columns. The temple was finally completed by the emperor Hadrian who dedicated it in 130AD.

Acropolis, Athens: conjectural coloured decoration on the temples from the Report of the Elgin Marbles Committee, read by W. R. Hamilton at the RIBA on 24 July 1837

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NOTES: The Committee was set up to investigate the use of colour in the original decoration of the sculpture (recently brought from the Parthenon at Athens to the British Museum, London).

Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome

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SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 136

Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon

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NOTES: The pagoda was rebuilt after it was severly damaged by an earthquake in 1779. Its original age is unknown.

Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome

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Della Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
NOTES: The fountain by Giacomo della Porta (1575) is surmounted by an obelisk of Rameses the Great erected here in 1711.

La Madeleine, Paris

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Huve, Jean Jacques Marie (1783-1852)
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