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3000 BCE - 2650 BCE: Period IV - elaborate architecture, metal working. Godin Tepe invaded c. 2400 BCE.
 
 
2670 BCE: Djed symbol features prominently in architecture of the Step Pyramid of Djoser.
 
2200 BCE: First monumental architecture at Malia.
 
 
2200 BCE - 1700 BCE: Evidence of town planning and more sophisticated architecture in the Cylades.
 
 
1450 BCE: Mycenaean monumental architecture first appears at Epidaurus.
 
 
1400 BCE - 1300 BCE: Mycenaean palace architecture at Tiryns.
 
700 BCE - 300 BCE: Sphinxes are represented in Persian architecture either as free standing sculpture or in relief wall decoration.
 
 
525 BCE: The Treasury of the Siphnians is built at Delphi which included Caryatid architecture.
 
 
200 BCE - 600 CE: Construction of the 30 Buddhist cave-shrines at Ajanta, many of which display features of Gupta architecture.
 
 
75 CE - 450 CE: Kushan rule in the Gandhara region, arguably the golden era of the Gandhara civilization in which art, architecture and the propagation of the Buddhist religion excelled.
 
320 CE - 550 CE: Gupta period, considered a golden age of ancient India in art and architecture.
 
500 CE - 800 CE: Much of the temple architecture at Aihole is built.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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