cryptoporticus

An underground, vaulted colonnade or portico with lighting through the vault or side walls.

Cryptoporticus

In Ancient Roman architecture a cryptoporticus (from Latin crypta and porticus) is a covered corridor or passageway. The usual English is `cryptoportico`. The cryptoportico is a semi-subterranean gallery whose vaulting supports portico structures aboveground and which is lit from openings at the tops of its arches. On sloping sites the open side.....
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cryptoporticus

a covered gallery that was a characteristic feature of the ancient Roman palazzo. It was usually designed to provide shade and a cool place for ...
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cryptoporticus

cryptoporticus In ancient architecture, a concealed or enclosed portico; an enclosed gallery having, at the side, walls with openings instead of columns; also a covered or subterranean passage. For a few 'secret-related' words', see: stego-.
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