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8th century in architecture

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8th century in architecture

See also: 7th century in architecture, 9th century in architecture and the architecture timeline.

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Buildings

  • 709 – Al-Aqsa Mosque first built in Jerusalem, Umayyad Empire (begun in 707).
  • 709 – Small Wild Goose Pagoda in China is completed.
  • before 710 – Qasr Kharana castle built in the Umayyad Empire.
  • 710 – The capital of Japan is moved from Fujiwara-kyō to Heijō-kyō (平城京) (Nara).
  • 711 – Fujiwara-kyō is destroyed by a fire.
  • c. 711 – Hōryū-ji temple reconstructed in Ikaruga, Japan.
  • 714 – Umayyad Mosque built in Damascus, capital of the Umayyad Empire. Begun in 707.
  • 715 – Umayyad city of Anjar built in Lebanon.
  • c. 715 – Qasr Amra castle built in the Umayyad Empire.
  • c. 717–757 – Church of St John the Baptist, Kerch in Crimea is constructed.
  • 721 – Al-Omari Mosque (Bosra) completed in Umayyad Syria.
  • c. 730–800 – Gebang Hindu temple at Yogyakarta on Java is built.
  • 739 – A Benedictine monastery is built adjoining the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan.
  • c. 744 – Construction begun on the Mshatta Umayyad Palace.
  • c. 744 – Umayyad palace of Khirbat al-Mafjar near Jericho, Palestine built.
  • 746 – Gormaz Castle built in Spain.
  • 750s – Belfry of Old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome constructed.
  • 751
  • Bulguksa of Korea is expanded.
  • Seokguram of Korea is constructed.
  • Tōdai-ji (東大寺) temple in Heijō-kyō (Nara), Japan is completed (the modern-day building is a 1709 reconstruction).
  • 755 – Hieroglyphic staircase finished in the Maya city of Copán.
  • 759 – Tōshōdai-ji (唐招提寺) temple founded in Heijō-kyō (Nara), Japan.
  • 762 – Medinat as-Salam (modern-day Baghdad) founded as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.
  • 765 – Saidai-ji (西大寺) temple is founded in Heijō-kyō (Nara), Japan.
  • 768 – Kasuga Shrine (春日大社) first founded in Heijō-kyō (Nara), Japan.
  • 770 – Rock-carved Kailash Temple in Ellora, India commissioned by Rashtrakuta King Krishna I.
  • 771 – Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem rebuilt by the Abbasid caliph Al Mansur.
  • 774
  • Lorsch Abbey consecrated.
  • Construction of Charlemagne's palace at Ingelheim am Rhein begun.
  • 775 – Basilica of St Denis near Paris is consecrated.
  • c. 775–778 – Al-Ukhaidir Fortress built in Mesopotamia, Abbasid Caliphate.
  • By 778 – Kalasan temple on Java completed. The adjacent Sari temple is built about the same time.
  • 781 – San Vicente of Oviedo church, first monument built in Oviedo, Kingdom of Asturias.
  • 784–6 – Aljama Mosque (Mosque of Córdoba (Mezquita de Córdoba)) built in the Emirate of Córdoba, designed by Sidi ben Ayub for Emir Abd al-Rahman I.
  • 786 – Aachen Cathedral begun.
  • 787 – Construction of the first Würzburg Cathedral (building no longer existing).
  • 790s – Villa and oratory at Germigny-des-Prés begun.
  • 799 – Lyon Cathedral begun.
  • Births

  • 742 – Odo of Metz, Carolingian architect (died 814)
  • References

    8th century in architecture Wikipedia


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