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Architecture of Mesopotamia

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Episode 004: Mesopotamian Architecture

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Architecture of Mesopotamia

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Examples of Mesopotamian Art and Architecture

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Prominent Architectural Structures - Prehistoric, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Classical

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The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia

The architecture of Mesopotamia is ancient architecture of the region of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, encompassing several distinct cultures and spanning a period from the 10th millennium BC, when the first permanent structures were built, to the 6th century BC. Among the Mesopotamian architectural accomplishments are the development of urban planning, the courtyard house, and ziggurats. No architectural profession existed in Mesopotamia; however, scribes drafted and managed construction for the government, nobility, or royalty. The Mesopotamians regarded 'the craft of building' as a divine gift taught to men by the gods as listed in me 28.
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    • Building materials 

    • Urban planning 

    • Houses 

    • Palaces 

    • Temples 

    • Design of Assyrian buildings, fortifications and temples 

    • Landscape architecture