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By Gwendolyn Leick

ISBN-10: 0415002400

ISBN-13: 9780415002400

This Dictionary provides a accomplished survey of the entire variety of old close to jap structure from the Neolithic around huts in Palestine to the enormous temples of Ptolemaic Egypt. Gwendolyn Leick examines the improvement of the central forms of old structure inside of their geographical and ancient context, and describes beneficial properties of significant websites corresponding to Ur, Nineveh and Babylon, in addition to a few of the lesser-known websites. She additionally covers the diversities of common old architectural constructions reminiscent of pyramids, tombs and homes, information the construction fabric and methods hired, and clarifies expert terminology.

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Columns between these walls are said to be ‘in antis’ (see MEGARON). apadana In Achaemenian palaces, the columned hall of square plan flanked by one or more lower porticoes, which was used as an audience-hall. Square columned halls (although without porticoes) were used in Iran before the Achaemenians came to power, as can be seen in the citadel of HASANLU (beginning of the 1st millennium BC). The Medes seem to have carried on this tradition (see GODINTEPE, NUSH-I-JAN). An ultimate Urartian origin has also been proposed (eg the columned mudbrick structure of the palace at ALTINTEPE).

ALAÇA HUYUK the Babylonian manner. Painted stucco and tapestries, variegated stone and gildings, and architectural sculpture in the form of relief ORTHOSTATS and carved jambs (as in Assyria) were used to adorn the interiors in luxurious splendour. , ‘Zur Entwicklung der Achämenidischen Palastarchitektur’, Iranica Antiqua 15 (1980) 199–211 adobe Spanish word meaning mudbrick. It is occasionally used for Ancient Near Eastern building techniques, although it is generally applied to Latin American architecture.

Otherwise, regular rectangular bricks were used and the gaps between them were filled out with chippings. Stone arches are much rarer (one at Tell Taya: Agade-period—see Iraq 30, p. 247); in Egypt they were introduced in the Middle Kingdom and tended to be cut from already laid blocks in a corbelled roof. The Hittites introduced the megalithic, parabolic arch, composed of two huge upright stone boulders inclined against each other until they met at the top (eg ALAÇA HÜYÜK, BOGHAZKÖY). The Elamites used arches and vaults a great deal, as did the Kassites in Mesopotamia.

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