• Stepped tholos 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The town and surroundings of Alberobello in Southern Italy maintains the ancient practice of creating tholoid structures with unmortared stone. Stepped tholos in Alberobello, Southern Italy.
    • Tholoid houses in Alberobello 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The domical shape of the tholos was understood to be a representation of the heavens and thus of eternity, divinity, and power. Tholoid-shaped homes in Alberobello, Southern Italy.
    • Tholoid houses in Alberobello 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The ancient belief was that somehow to live under the tholoid shape was conducive of the communication of power or blessing. The closest contemporary analogy would be the belief of some in "pyramid power." Tholoid-shaped ...
    • Tholoid houses in Alberobello 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      The practice is carried forward in the tholoid structures of these homes in Alberobello, Italy. Tholoid-shaped homes in Alberobello, Southern Italy.