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Tell Schech Hamad, ancient Dur-Katlimmu, is situated in Northeast Syria at the Khabur river. It has a long settlement history, and was an especially important city during the Neo-Assyrian empire in the 1st millennium BC. During excavations, a large structure, the so-called “Red House”, was uncovered at the centre of the lower city. It was built and utilised during the Neo-Babylonian Period (626–539 BC), and eventually destroyed by fire.

Tell Schech Hamad, ancient Dur-Katlimmu, is situated in Northeast Syria at the Khabur river. It has a long settlement history, and was an especially important city during the Neo-Assyrian empire in the 1st millennium BC. During excavations, a large structure, the so-called “Red House”, was uncovered at the centre of the lower city. It was built and utilised during the Neo-Babylonian Period (626–539 BC), and eventually destroyed by fire.

Celtic oppidum... The main features of the oppida are the walls and gates, the spacious layout, and usually a commanding view of the surrounding area. The major difference with earlier structures was their much larger size. Earlier hill forts were mostly just a few hectares in area, whilst oppida could encompass several dozen or even hundreds of hectares. They also played a role in displaying the power and wealth of the local inhabitants and as a line of demarcation between the town and the…

According to Jane McIntosh, the "impressive ramparts with elaborate gateways . were probably as much for show and for controlling the movement of people and goods as for defense"

Celtic warriors ks2 - Google Search

Celtic warriors ks2 - Google Search

Sculpture had long been integrated into the architecture of Greek temples, but the Parthenon is exceptional in the amount of sculptural decoration and the clear coordination of the different elements into a coherent sculptural program. As a demonstration of the extensive of the sculptural program all 92 metopes in the Doric frieze course have sculptured reliefs.

Floor plan of the temple of Parthenon, at the Acropolis of Athens. The temple was built between 447 and 432 BC. The temple is doric and has columns. In the cella there has been a cult statue og Athena Parthenos, made by Pheidias.

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ARCHITECTURE: Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

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workshops like the lumbermill

workshops like the lumbermill

Uruk/Warka, in modern-day Iraq, is one of the first cities, and was populated almost without interruption for over 5,000 years - from the 4th millennium BC to the 1st millennium AD. Uruk is famous for the invention of cuneiform writing at the end of the 4th millennium, the so-called “late Uruk period”, during which many distinctive architectural features were invented and developed. By that time, the city already covered an area of 2.5 square kilometres. The “Uruk Visualisation Project.”

Uruk/Warka, in modern-day Iraq, is one of the first cities, and was populated almost without interruption for over 5,000 years - from the 4th millennium BC to the 1st millennium AD. Uruk is famous for the invention of cuneiform writing at the end of the 4th millennium, the so-called “late Uruk period”, during which many distinctive architectural features were invented and developed. By that time, the city already covered an area of 2.5 square kilometres. The “Uruk Visualisation Project.”

Even the smallest settlement would have had his own grain store, this is a classic Southern European design

Even the smallest settlement would have had his own grain store, this is a classic Southern European design

Assyrian warrior

Palace Gate of Nimrud Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways.

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