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Architecture
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A. I. Middle East

Since Neolithic times, the most important building material in Mesopotamia has been the unkilned clay brick. A more extensive use of stone can be found in western regions of the Old Orient, in particular Asia Minor, and in Iran during Persian times. The typical New Assyrian house is divided into two sections: a forecourt with utility rooms and an inner courtyard with residential quarters. By co…

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Sievertsen, Uwe (Tübingen) and Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Architecture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e132650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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