Neo-Classical architecture was associated not only with the archaeological rediscovery of the glories of ancient Greece and Rome, but also with the ambitions of a new generation of European kings and emperors, who saw themselves as the inheritors of Classical civiliztion. They built on a titanic scale and with Herculean determination.

Arc de Triomphe, Paris 1836 – Monument

Somerset House, London 1786 – Government Building

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