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    I've been working on a few ideas for ancient temples. So far my main influence has been from Classical Greece but I'm sure other influences will work their way into my maps as well.

    The first temple is one I did a while back but I've tweaked it recently (I cleaned up some of the structure walls and outer map area). The layout & pillars (ionic columns) were inspired by the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, near Miletos.
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    Here's my latest temple. Rooms 2, 5, 6 & 8 have narrow slits high in the walls for additional light and air flow. The grey area of Rooms 7 - 9 are of a lower elevation than the rest of the temple.
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    Just remember that the reason for those many columns was that the greeks, though they knew of the arch, chose not to design buildings using arches or domes, instead preferring a post and lintel construction method...

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    Your right on the money, Rob. The Greeks used the same construction formula as the Minoan and Mycenaean architects did (ie vertical and horizontal construction). Later the Romans would add the arch and concrete to the construction method. For a fantasy setting, these pillars can serve as building support and/or as a decorative item. There's nothing like real world maps to help inspire the imagination.
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    Time for a new map - a temple shrine with a secret lair located underneath it. A secret trap door in the temple reveals a ladder that extends into the dark all the way down to the final level.
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    The Temple of the Frog - an underground temple. I've included the regular and printer friendly version. The large circular section of area #2 can be whatever the DM can dream off... perhaps a large swampy section for breeding amphibians, or a pit of green slime, or some non-terrestrial matter, etc.
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    oh.. that is just beautiful!!! exquisite !!
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    Very nice Turgenev, great job!
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    Thanks guys. That map started as a circle in the centre of my map and then I drew a square over it and the rest sort of fell into place.
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    Here's another Classical inspired temple based on the Temple of Zeus at Olympia.
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