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.
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"
The Ziggurat in ancient Babylonia by Alexander Jubran
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.
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.
Floating Hotel & Catamaran apartments aims to promote low-impact tourism on inland waters. Consisting of small, floating catamarans, a perfect solution for tourism without harming the natural environment.
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.”