Columns

Karen Millard

St Peter Port, Guernsey

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Temple of Artemis, Jerash, Jordan – dating back to 150 AD these columns were designed to sway gently to absorb the effects of earth tremors and high winds. This is demonstrated by tour guides inserting a metal spoon between the drums at the base of the column. Architects take note – the technique obviously worked as the columns are still standing 2000 years later…

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