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What was inside the Athenian Parthenon?
the treasury of Athens
the chamber of prayers
the blessed fountain
the tomb of goddes Athena
Although the Parthenon is architecturally a temple and is usually called so, it is not really one in the conventional sense of the word. It never hosted the cult of Athena Polias, patron of Athens. The Parthenon was actually used primarily as a treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire.
Where is the Bahá'í World Centre located?
The Bahá'í World Centre is the name given to the spiritual and administrative centre of the Bahá'í Faith. It consists of the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh near Acre, Israel, the Shrine of the Báb and its gardens on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, and various other buildings in the area including the Arc buildings. Many of the locations at the Bahá'í World Centre were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2008.
What is the name of this temple in Beijing?
Temple of the Earth
Temple of the Moon
Temple of the Sun
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple.
Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple. Where is it located?
Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.
That's Rani-ki-Vav, one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in India. What is that?
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) is situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. Stepwells are a distinctive form of subterranean water resource and storage systems on the Indian subcontinent, and have been constructed since the third millennium BC. Rani-ki-Vav was built with an inverted temple, seven levels of stairs, and holds more than 500 principal sculptures.
What in ancient Rome was called a basilica?
fair and court hall
The Roman basilica was a large public building where business or legal matters could be transacted. The first basilicas had no religious function at all. As early as the time of Augustus, a public basilica for transacting business had been part of any settlement that considered itself a city, used in the same way as the covered market houses of late medieval northern Europe.
A fire temple is the place of worship for what religion?
In Zoroastrianism, water (apo, aban) and fire (atar, azar) are agents of ritual purity, and the associated purification ceremonies are considered the basis of ritual life. Both water and fire are considered life-sustaining, and are represented within the precinct of a fire temple.
The Kiyomizu Dera Temple is located in which Japanese city?
Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺), is an independent[clarification needed] Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site. The place is not to be confused with Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi, Shimane, which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage through western Japan, or the Kiyozumi-dera temple associated with the Buddhist priest Nichiren.
To whom was the Pantheon in Rome dedicated?
All the gods
It is widely accepted that Pantheon was dedicated to all the gods, as its name suggests (from the Ancient Greek Pan "all" + Theon "gods"). However, the concept of a temple dedicated to all the gods is highly unusual and thus questionable. Some sources suggest that the name "pantheon" was only a nickname for the building during the Roman times, and its original name and purpose was lost.