WHS containing "Hypostyle" structures.
"The word hypostyle comes from the Ancient Greek ὑπόστυλος hypóstȳlos meaning "under columns".... The roof may be constructed with bridging lintels of stone, wood or other rigid material such as cast iron, steel or reinforced concrete" Wiki). The term is used most strictly for buildings in which the roof is supported solely by Columns/Pillars without use of arches, vaults, buttresses or domes. It is, however, also used more widely where the main structure is still primarily supported by a "forest" of pillars holding up the roof, albeit with some "secondary" arching (e,g to allow a higher ceiling by preventing bending of the columns in the middle). Thus "In many mosques, especially the early congregational mosques the prayer hall has the hypostyle form" (Wiki). These, less strict uses of the term, are allowed where the structure is widely described as a "Hypostyle" but a reputable quote using the word should be provided. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypostyle
The connection belongs to Constructions connections.
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Hypostyle?
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