Pediment is the highly visible and memorable “triangle” found above porticos (two story porches), doorways, windows and dormers.  Developed by the ancient Greeks as the decorative end to a gable roof, the pediment is widely used in classical, neoclassical, baroque and revival styles of architecture.  The Parthenon, 432 BC, is the most recognizable example among the classic temples of ancient Greece to showcase the pediment design. 

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