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This seems to anticipate one of the main features of the typical Greek house of a thousand years later but it is probably only an example of a design solution for interior space that might have developed anywhere. The palace at Mallia, on the north coast east of Knossos, is distinguished by a large court with many small rooms leading from it in a confusing arrangement that appears not to have been carefully planned in advance. There is some thought that the maze of rooms supported an upper story where the arrangement of space may have been more formal.

TOPICS in Architecture and Design S URVIVING S OURCES LOSS OF EVIDENCE. The architecture of ancient Greece and Rome never completely disappeared. ) 5 Architecture and Design examples of buildings or the remains of them have always been visible or have been easily rediscovered, particularly in the Greek mainland and in Italy. However, the remains of classical antiquity can be found throughout the lands of the Mediterranean, the Aegean, North Africa, and the Middle East. Such remains were not always respected and preserved.

38 Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture . . . 39 SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE Hadrian. . . . . . . . . Pausanias . . . . . . . . Plutarch. . . . . . . . . Suetonius. . . . . . . . Vitruvius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 40 41 41 41 D O C U M E N T A R Y S O U R C E S . . . . . 42 SIDEBARS AND PRIMARY DOCUMENTS Primary sources are listed in italics The Ruins of Mycenae (Pausanias explains the history behind the ruins of Mycenae) .

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