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By Gwendolyn Leick

This Dictionary offers a finished survey of the complete diversity of old close to japanese structure from the Neolithic around huts in Palestine to the large temples of Ptolemaic Egypt. Gwendolyn Leick examines the improvement of the critical types of historical structure inside their geographical and ancient context, and describes gains of significant websites similar to Ur, Nineveh and Babylon, in addition to a number of the lesser-known websites. She additionally covers the differences of commonplace historical architectural buildings akin to pyramids, tombs and homes, info the construction fabric and methods hired, and clarifies professional terminology.

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629–612 BC). It had very carefully laid foundations of limestone. There are in fact three temples; a doublesanctuary with adjacent parallel shrines dedicated to Nabu and Tashmetum (his divine consort), fronted by an oblong courtyard and the single shrine of Ishtar, as well as various subsidiary chambers. A BÎT-AKITU was linked by rails (to facilitate the transport of the holy statues) ASSYRIAN ARCHITECTURE to the main temple. It consisted of first two and then three oblong halls surrounding a porticoed courtyard planted with trees.

The excellently graded concrete surface could also serve as a road when the water was not flowing. The Urartians also built various artificial waterways. One in the vicinity of Van transported drinking water 16 over a distance of 75km (see URARTIAN ARCHITECTURE). , Sennacherib’s Aqueduct at Jerwan (Chicago 1935) Arad Palestine, see map p. xix. This site in the Negev was first inhabited during the Chalcolithic period but the major occupational levels date first from the 3rd millennium BC (Early Bronze I and II) and then from the end of the second and the first half of the 1st millennium BC (Iron Age).

A large court (64m2) is surrounded on three sides by units comprising one long room (or corridor) and a small room on each side. There were vaulted store rooms and passages and arched doorways. Traces of wall-paintings have been found, featuring a procession of officials. The ‘White Building’ in level II had massive mudbrick walls and a barrel-vaulted ceiling. , Iraq Supplement 6–7 (1944–45); 8 (1946) aqueduct Artificial channel to transport water over certain distances to ensure supply in arid places.

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