Where Spirit Meets Stone

Whether centuries old or just-built, houses of worship tend to embody the spiritual side of architecture

Some—indeed many—of the most extraordinary buildings ever constructed are houses of worship. Designed as the physical embodiment of a belief system, these examples of religious architecture stand impressive and imposing, sometimes centuries after their construction. The temples of ancient Egypt, thought to be the dwelling place of the gods, still reflect the power of the Pharaohs.

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