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An outdoor or external seating area. Developed during the Greek era as a location for disputations of the learned, the exedra became very popular in Renaissance times for privacy on larger estates during retreats to escape the plague.

Norman Archway - 12th c
Gothic - Delhi
Classical - Buffalo
Hadrian's Villa - Italy (126 AD)
Farnese Garden - Palatine - Rome - Italy (1520)
plan - Hadrian's Villa Exedra