Processional walkway

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A processional walkway is a ceremonial walkway in use since ancient times. Common functions of a processional walkway are for religious, governmental or celebratory purposes.

Early examples of this type of pedestrian travel way can be found in Egypt, Babylon[1] and Crete. Ancient processional walkways were often associated with the design of palaces such as Phaistos on Minoan Crete.[2]

The processional walkway is also an element of contemporary outdoor garden design.[3]

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  1. ^ Barbara N. Porter, Images, Power, and Politics: Figurative Aspects of Esarhaddon's Babylonia, 1993, Diane Publishing ISBN 087169208
  2. ^ C.Michael Hogan, Knossos Fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2007)
  3. ^ Steven L. Cantor, Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture, 1996, John Wiley and Sons, United States, 348 pages ISBN 0-471-28791-1