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The Post-and-Lintel System of Egyptian Architecture

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What is monumental architecture?

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1. What does a post-and-lintel look like in architecture?

2. What makes the Egyptian use of the post-and-lintel system unique from previous cultures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ancient Egyptians laid much of the foundation for subsequent developments in architecture, largely through what is known as the post-and-lintel system. You can assess your understanding of the post-and-lintel system with these quiz questions. Some things you'll be tested on include the characteristics and disadvantages of the post-and-lintel system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of monumental architecture
  • How the post-and-lintel system appears
  • The difference between the Post-and-lintel system and previous architecture
  • Disadvantages of the post-and-lintel system
  • The definition of a hypostyle hall

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can recall some of the more important information on the post-and-lintel system as it was used in Egyptian architecture
  • Defining key concepts - test your understanding of the definitions of key terms related to the post-and-lintel system, such as Monumental Architecture and Hypostyle Hall
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify some of the key characteristics, effects and disadvantages of the post-and-lintel system

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient style of architecture, review the corresponding lesson called The Post-and-Lintel Style of Egyptian Architecture. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Egyptian architecture
  • The post-and-lintel system
  • Historical significance of the post-and-lintel system
  • Examples of the system
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