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Ancient Near Eastern Art. Map. Mudbrick construction technique. Fortification walls at Jericho. Neolithic city of Jericho. Reconstruction of houses from Ç atal H üyü k (Anatolia—modern Turkey). Neolithic Living. At its height, 1000 dwellings existed at Çatal Hüyük. Homes of Çatal Hüyük.

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Ancient Near Eastern Art


Map


Mudbrick construction technique


Fortification walls at Jericho


Neolithic city of Jericho


Reconstruction of houses from Çatal Hüyük(Anatolia—modern Turkey)


Neolithic Living

At its height, 1000 dwellings

existed at Çatal Hüyük


Homes of Çatal Hüyük

  • Mud brick

  • Entrance from above

  • Burials under floor

  • Reed mats for bedding

  • Periodically destroyed and rebuilt above


Cuneiform script


Nanna ziggurat (modern Iraq);c. 2100-2050 BC (mature form) (Nanna=Sumerian moon god)


Plan of mature ziggurat


Reconstruction


“White Temple” (modern Iraq)c. 3500-3000 BC(early form)


Interior, “White Temple” Ziggurat


Sculpted vase from Uruk (modern Iraq)c. 3500-3000 BC


Cult figures from the Abu temple in Tell Asmar (modern Iraq)c. 2700-2500 BC


Bull lyre from tomb of Queen Puabi (Iraq)c. 2680 BC


Sargon I


Cylinder seals


Stele of Naram-Sin


Stele of Hammurabi (Iran)c. 1760 BC


King Assurnasirpal II Hunting Lions(Kalhu, modern Iraq)(c. 850 BC)


the lamassu


Jericho

Chatal Huyuk

Cuneiform

Ziggurat

Two temples at Uruk

Votive figures

Bull-Lyre (Queen Puabi)

Stela of Narmsin

Code of Hammurabi

Lamassu

Some more things to remember


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