Doric Columns, the Hephaestieon
It is believed that this style of column is older than Ionic or Corinthian columns. The columns have no base, but stand directly on the foundation of the building or temple. Their vertical shafts are fluted and have a standard number of 20 flutes per column. the shaft also is wider at the bottom than it is at the top connecting to the capital. The top of the column has a round capital that is topped by a square block.