The Doric Order
The Doric order is the earliest of the three Classical orders of ancient Greek and later Roman architecture; the other two canonical orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian.
Ancient Egyptian Origins
The buildings imitate in stone masonry various types of of temporary structures made of plant stems and mats that were erected in Upper and Lower Egypt for the celebration of the Jubilee Festival, the rituals of which perpetually renewed the affirmation of the royal existence in the hereafter. The translation into stone of structural forms previously made out of plants may be seen in the long entrance corridor to Zoser’s [Zoser: the First Dynasty pharaoh] funerary precinct where columns that resemble bundles of reeds project from short spur walls on either side of the once-roofed and dark passageway. A person walking through would have emerged suddenly into a large courtyard and the brilliant light of the Egyptian sun. There, to the right upon exiting the portico, one would have seen the gleaming focus of the entire complex, Zoser’s Pyramid. https://buffaloah.com/a/virtual/egypt/sa
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