Architecture in Minoan, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian Civilizations This study will analyze the cultural similarities and differences of Minoan, Egyptian, and Persian architecture in the ancient world. By understanding the massive cultural influence of Egypt in the ancient world in the Halls of Karnak, its column structure influenced early Minoan architecture in the Knossos Palace. This was also true of the Apadana Palace built by Xerxes I in the 5th century B.C. with its hypostyle columns like those of Karnak. However, the Egyptians often decorated their columns more elaborately than the Minoans. More so, the Egyptians were less ornate than the Apadana columns in their more detailed animal designs used to for celebratory purposes in the...The end:
....., which reflect their own cultural decorative similarities. In this manner, the differences and similarities of these cultural attributes in architecture has been analyzed in this study of ancient Egyptian, Minoan, and Persian civilizations. References Apadana Palace. (2012). Cias.com. Retrieved from http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/Images2/Achaemenid/Persepolis/persepolis_apadana3.jpg Hall of Columns at Karnak . (2012). Okolo.org. Retrieved from http://okolo.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Hall-of-Columns-at-Karnak-Original.jpeg Knossos Palace. (2012). Wordpress.com. Retrieved from http://crete.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/knossos.jpg?w=500 Smith, W. S. (1999). The art and architecture of ancient Egypt. New Haven, CT: The Yale University Press.