Rock-hewn Architecture

Structures excavated into living rock. This term may overlap in meaning with "cave architecture," but cave architecture is not necessarily rock-cut, and rock-cut architecture is not necessarily designed around a cave.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
741
Names
rock-cut architecture
rock-hewn architecture
architecture, rock-cut
rotsarchitectuur Dutch
arquitectura tallada en la roca Spanish

More Definitions

Refers to structures excavated into living rock. This term may overlap in meaning with "cave architecture," but cave architecture is not necessarily rock-cut, and rock-cut architecture is not necessarily designed around a cave.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008031. The J. Paul Getty Trust.