What is lintel?

  • (noun): Horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window.
    Synonyms: header

Some articles on lintel, lintels:

Lintel (architecture) - Structural Uses
... In worldwide architecture of different eras and many cultures, a lintel has been an element of Post and lintel construction ... different building materials have been used for lintels ... A lintel is defined as a structural horizontal block that spans the space or opening between two vertical supports ...
Preah Pithu - The Site - Temples "T" and "U"
... The fragments of the lintel of western door, on the ground, show a stylized depiction of the "Churning of the Sea of Milk", while the walls are ... The lintel of west door shows the Trimurti, with Shiva dancing on a kala-head between Vishnu and Brahma ... On the northern lintel there is another depiction of the "Churning of the Sea of Milk" ...
Yaxchilan Lintel 24
... Lintel 24 is the designation given by modern archaeologists to an ancient Maya limestone carving from Yaxchilan, in modern Chiapas, Mexico ... The lintel dates to about AD 725, placing it within the Maya Late Classic period ...
Lady Xoc - Lintels
... Lady Xoc donated three lintels to hang above the doors of a building in Yaxchilan’s plaza ... In the lintels, she is depicted performing central roles in ritual life ... The fact that a woman appears in the lintels as the central figure is what makes them so unique ...
List Of Ancient Roofs - Greek Roofing
0000 !1– 1170 !11.70 Parthenon Athens Greece Prop-and-lintel 1920 !19.20 1105 !11.05 1105 !11.05 S. 19.82 Erechtheion Athens Greece Prop-and-lintel 0980 !19.80 0000 !1– 0980 !19.80 Treasury of Gela Olympia Greece Truss 0968 !19.68 0000 !1– 0968 !19.68 Temple of Athena Alea Tegea Greece Prop-and-l. 0560 !15.60 Bouleuterion (S) Olympia Greece Prop-and-lintel 1107 !11.07 0553 !15.53 0553 !15.53 Bouleuterion (N) Olympia Greece Prop-and-lintel 1080 !10.80 0540 !15 ...