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Greek architecture has provided the world with some of the most beautiful and unique structures in history. The ancient world has provided structures such as stadiums, temples and theaters that have become tourist attractions in today's modern world. Greek architecture extends from 900 B.C.E to the first century C.E. There are three orders of classical architecture-Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. These orders have influence Roman architecture in many ways as they adopted many Greek elements into their own structures.
The most famous type of Greek architecture is the temple. Temples were first built utilizing materials such as mud and wood, which created temporary structures that did not last long. As time progressed more permanent materials such as stone was used. The use of more permanent materials allowed for the creation of some of the famous structures that still exist today.
It is safe to say that Greek architecture has provided many of the standard features that are still used today.
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