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Doric Order

The oldest and simplest of the three original Greek orders, the Doric is characterized by a plain column with no base, a shaft with twenty flutings, and a simple capital comprised of an echinus or ovolo, and an equally simple entablature. A Doric entablature generally includes Triglyphs and Metopes.

Olympia - Greece (600 B.C.)
L'Aquila - Italy (15th c.)
Wilton House - England (16th c.)
Parthenon - Greece (440 B.C.)