Compare, contrast, analyze: Choose 2 works of architecture from different cultures

Topic: Choose two works of architecture from different cultures (find two pieces that are somewhat similar), identifying the design elements and purpose, in each work as fully as possible. Who was the artist? How were the structures constructed? How long did it take? At least one work must come from beyond the European tradition. Discuss how each work conveys power and authority. What is it that you are trying to prove about these two pieces?