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Post and lintel (or Post and beam) is a simple architrave, where a horizontal member (the lintel—or header) is supported by two vertical posts at either end. This form is commonly used to support the weight of the structure located above the openings in a bearing wall created by windows and doors.



A lintel (or header) is a horizontal beam used in the construction of buildings, and is a major architectural contribution of ancient Greece. It usually supports the masonry above a window or door opening.


The post is a vertical structural element used to support an edification weight. It is widely used in architecture because it allows to create open ad free spaces.


The first register of a post and lintels in history is Stonehenge a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire. It was made nearly two millennia before the roman post. It is a circular monument made with 30 stones of two meters tall, disposed vertically.