ancient mediterranean architecture

ancient mediterranean architecture - political competition...

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Ancient Mediterranean Architecture Readings: Nuttgens, Chapter 2 Terms: ziggurat moat stucco fresco acropolis megaron columns in antis In what is now Iraq, the several civilizations of the Fertile Crescent – the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers – and those of the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea were much less isolated than Egypt. The rivers, seas and shorter distances allowed trade to develop; strong communication, cross-influences and
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Unformatted text preview: political competition resulted in many contemporaneous rival civilizations, sometimes warlike, always heroic and mythical. The result is that these civilizations overlap and are interrelated with one another, and the identities of their cultures and their architecture are not so individual as Egypt. Although there are distinct differences, our cursory view of the architecture of these cultures indicates their similarities....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course MSEC 7102 taught by Professor Myers during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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