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Term Definition
Polis Scattered independent cities, body of citizens.
Agora Open meeting place
Stoas Linear buildings with porticoes
Mastabas Pyramids that had evolved from earlier mud brick tombs
Axial Alignment
Hypostyle Generally square halls with columns supporting roof
Battered A slopping wall
Tumuli Giant circular mounds of earth
Dolmens Earthen Barrows
Megalithic Large stone
Organic Buildings whose shape or function mimics nature
Mycenaeans More militaristic culture, towns built on mountaintop as citadel
Minoan Great Mariners, Controlled trade, great artists
Pylon Monumental gateway

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