The Architecture of Churches

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There are a great many architectural wonders around the world. The works of man, in buildings at least, have often been monuments to different Gods that were worshipped. Ancient Egypt has a large share of these buildings. In the far past, the Pharaohs that ruled Egypt were the local Gods to their people. In death, their journey back to the underworld was paved with riches stored in huge pyramids. Each pharaoh had their own pyramid, stocked with necessities for their next life.

While Egypt is not the only ancient culture that worshipped gods, the dry desert environment has been beneficial in preserving their ancient buildings. Southeast Asia is another place where ancient temples were built. Cambodia and Thailand are tropical jungles where many ancient ruins are found. Buddhism has long been part of the religious worship in these countries. Modern temples built there have withstood the weather, but ancient ruins are all that is left of many temples from the distant past.