Ancient Cities 3

Ancient Cities 3 - 15m in height • Holes on the side...

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Ancient Cities 9/13/07 Temple administration was very closely connected even from the very early stages to local economic and political administration Most of these cities had very well constructed river ports We don’t know to what consent the early cities were restricted by the carrying capacity of the land There were a number of cities emerging at about the same time and rate suggests interaction between the cities, and the element of competition act as a catalyst for developing civilization and growth The center of the cities contain a temple complex, and a palace by 3000bc, but the main feature of the city is the ziggurat The Greek word for the wall that surrounds the temple is temnos “prescient” The central temple complex included a palace, courtyard, and areas used by the administration of the temple. The ziggurat is impermeable to water and erosion because of the mud brick, it rose about
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Unformatted text preview: 15m in height • Holes on the side called weeper holes were probably drainage holes • Top level of the ziggurat is the palace or king with numerous retainers who were dependant on the team, the king had a very close relationship with the temple, however we don’t know the actual relationship between kingship and priesthood • Statues or votives were found in the center of a room a votive is a gift to the god • Votives were made of alabaster, calcite or limestone • Art outside of ritual context is not something that is apart of the consciousness of the people • The details of the statues suggest rank in life • These statues are a very standard form of display and are stylistic similar for thousands of years • The angular quality gives the statue a sense of permanence divinity. • Ungal- king...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course CLAR 120 taught by Professor Haggis during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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