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Hypostyle Arrivals Hall at Terminal 3 of the Ben Gurion International Airport

In architecture, a hypostyle hall has a flat ceiling which is supported by columns, as in the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak. In this case the columns flanking thecentral avenue are of greater height than those of the side aisles, and this allows openings in the wall above the smaller columns, through which light is admitted over the aisle roof, through clerestory windows.

Contour Image of Thebes' Ramesseum Hypostyle Hall, Egypt, cut from a Laser Scan.

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Hypostyle Hall, Egypt, cut from a Laser Scan.]]

In architecture, a hypostyle hall has a flat ceiling supported by columns.


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