Greece: Peloponnesus - maui-mike


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An example of the capital of a CORINTHIAN column in the Museum of Corinth. There are 3 distinct orders in Ancient Greek architecture: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. They were adopted by the Romans, who modified the capitals of their columns in the 1st century BC. The 3 orders (represented by the capitals of structural columns) have since been used in neo-classical European (and modern Western) architecture.

Link to Wikipedia page: Classical Order.