Ancient oriental houses usually had small highly placed window slits. Internal spaces in larger architectural complexes required special lighting by means of a clerestory or openable skylights in the ceiling. Findings in Egypt are in principle similar. Some wider window openings there had richly decorated grilles.
D. Arnold, s.v. Fenster, Lexicon der ägyptischen Baukunst, 80-82
G. Leick, A Dictionary of Near Eastern A…
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