Marble quarries were plentiful in ancient Greece, so Greek architects developed beautiful buildings out of marble. It was a stronger rock than the sandstone used in ancient Egypt. Because of marble’s strength, the Greeks were able to build with smaller pillars that were spaced farther apart. The builders of the temples used mathematical ratios to get equal spaces between the columns. In addition, the architects adjusted their buildings to correct optical illusions to make the buildings appear to be perfectly in proportion.
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