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History of Doors

According to old evidences the painters made the doors on the paintings of Egyptian tombs. Then the Egyptians manufactured the silver and iron bar doors. In the 6th century, Bethlehem church’s doors were plated with bronze. In 12th century, Notre Dame has made the most beautiful door of the France. The doors of two types made for mosques in Cairo, outer doors were made by using metals, bronze and iron and inner doors were made with wood. The most ancient doors were of wood, specially made for King Solomon’s temple being in olive wood, which were carved and covered up with gold. Doors of wood would come out about 3 inches wide, but the hanging style was more than 14 inches width. All antique doors were hanged by axles at the peak and foot of the hanging stile which worked in gaps in the beam and ledge, the latter beings always in some hard stone like basalt or granite.

On 2000 B.C. in dolerite many doors were found at Nipper by the Dr. Hilprecht. Very old Greek and Roman doors were of unusual styles like single doors, double doors, or folding doors. The doors of the church of the confinement at Bethlehem (6th century) are wrapped with plates of bronze, cut out in different designs. In the 11th and 12th century there are several bronze doors to be found. In the resurgence period the Italian doors are very simple, their designers were more credulous to the doorways for effect; but in France and Germany the divergence is the case, the doors being ornately engraved. Door panels were lift up with bolection patterns in England in 17th century.

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