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History of Architecture: Prehistory through the Middle Ages

The historical development of architecture and art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages, emphasizing Western and Christian culture, with an introduction to Asian, African, Pre-Columbian American, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. Underscoring the cultural values that shape the arts and architecture, the course focuses on the development of building traditions around the world.

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'Big void' identified in Great Pyramid

The mysteries of the pyramids have deepened with the discovery of what appears to be a giant void within the Khufu, or Cheops, monument in Egypt. It is not known why the cavity exists or indeed if it holds anything of value because it is not obviously accessible.

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