Iram/Ubar was finally located with the help of satellite images, and an expedition to investigate the site (at modern Shisur), using geophysical scanners and such like, took place in the early1990s. It turned out that the city (actually, more of a town in size) was destroyed when it collapsed into a sink hole. See Nicholas Clapp, The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands (1998) – the figure on (reproduced in Gallery 7F , ) gives a vivid impression of its extraordinary demise sometime between about 300 and 500 AD. Ironically, Bertram Thomas had actually been there, without realising that it was Ubar ( Arabia Felix , -137.)
The oldest well-preserved Doric temple is the Temple of Hera at Olympia (590? BC), although there were temples built earlier in the Doric style. The proportions of this early temple are significant. With 6 columns across the front and back and 16 on each side (counting the corner columns twice), the temple has a ratio of length to width of nearly three to one. As time passed, Greek architects felt these proportions were too elongated. They progressively reduced the temple’s length relative to its width, until by the mid-5th century the ratio was slightly more than two to one. The Parthenon in Athens (447-432 BC), for example, has 17 columns on its sides and 8 on its ends.
Need to amplify your acoustic? Any of these can be changed to an acoustic/electric with a variety of pickup
systems - just inquire as to what's available at any time. We can do anything from an easily removable
Seymour Duncan "Woody" Single Coil Soundhole Pickup
for less than $50 - or for $150, something like this dual element system (saddle piezo and soundhole pickup with preamp built into endpin jack):
Dean Markley West Coast La Jolla Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup System , or as simple as a
Fishman Acoustic Matrix Natural I
(active) with the preamp built into the endpin jack.
Again, we usually have a variety of new and used systems, so feel free to inquire.