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Highlights from SAHARA: Pyramids

by Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors | | Jan 07, 2016
This month we’re highlighting SAHARA content that reflects one shape: the pyramid. In addition to the pyramids of Egypt and Central America, SAHARA has examples of pyramids and pyramidal shapes from the US, France, Canada, Cambodia and Poland. Below are a few samples. Please visit SAHARA to explore more.

To visit this collection and others in SAHARA go to: http://sahara.artstor.org/library/portals/SAHARA/rloginSAH.html

And to learn more about contributing to SAHARA, visit:

http://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sahara
 
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El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico. Photo by William Kessler,1967.

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View into the pyramidal ceiling of the Main Hall, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, designed by Jan Koszyc Witkiewicz, 1925-51. Photo by Anna Jozefacka, 2012.

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Monument for Peter Schoenhofen at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, by Richard Ernest Schmidt, 1893. Photo by John Gronkowski, 2006.

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Cross section of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Giza, Egypt, from Karl Baedeker’s 1908 guide to Egypt and Sudan. It is one of the many copyright-free architectural drawings that MIT has contributed to SAHARA.

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Pyramidal structure in the courtyard of Casa Azul (the Museo Frida Kahlo, and also her childhood home) in Mexico City (1904). Photo by Amber Wiley, 2014.

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An 18th-century ice house in the form of a pyramidal tomb at Le Désert de Retz, Ile de France, designed by François Nicolas Henri Racine de Monville. Photo by Gabriel Wick, 2013. 

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Man and the Community Pavilion (left) at Expo ’67 in Montreal, by Arthur Erickson. Photo by William Kessler, 1967.
 
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A Confederate memorial at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia; by Charles H. Dimmock, 1868-69. Photo by Dell Upton, 2011.
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