What is a Frieze?
A frieze (pronounced FREEZE) is a long narrow band of sculpture that runs along the architrave of a Greek temple or another building. One of the most famous friezes is the one on the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. You can find out more about that frieze on Kidipede's page about the Parthenon frieze.
Maison Carrée in Nimes (16 BC)
Temples in other parts of the world might also have friezes. In India, for example, we see friezes on the Konarak Sun Temple (1200s AD). These friezes aren't necessarily above the columns, but may be in different places on the temple.
To find out more about friezes, check out this book from Amazon or from your library:
Ancient Greek Art, by Susie Hodge (1998)- for kids ages 9-12.
BILL OF RIGHTS
WHAT IS BC OR AD?