Gatehouse or gatehouses are larger, independent gate systems in the sense of a separate building or a functional unit as part of a larger building.

The free-standing gate buildings include main gate such as the Arch of Triumph, the Indian Torana, the Japanese and the Chinese Torii Scheintor Pailou.

In Egypt, there is the pylon as a gatehouse and in Greece the propylon with numerous special forms.

City gates and castle gates (often in the form of gate lodges ) are part of a fortification.

The interior of a Torbaues (with a triumphal arch, the open area under the arch for example) is called the gatehouse. The mortuary temple at Saqqara or the Gate of Xerxes at Persepolis have remarkable Torhallen.

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