History Of Art And Architecture (Mesopotamian Period)

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History Of Art And Architecture (Mesopotamian Period)

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  • 1. 
    Known as the cradle of civilizations because of its enormous advances and contributions including domestication of animals, trade and coinage, legal government, potter's wheel, wagon wheel, alphabet, architecture, and astronomy. 
  • 2. 
    Historical period of the mesopotamian civilization that contributed the cuneiform and the ziggurat. 
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    A system of writing typified by the use of characters formed by the arrangement of small, wedge-shaped elements. 
  • 4. 
    World's first literature
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    Artificial mound accumulated from the remains of one or more ancient settlements. 
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    Short-lived and collapsed two centuries after its establishment. Characterized by fortifications of cyclopean stone masonry and gateways with portal sculpture. 
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    Nebuchadnezzar II captured Jerusalem and has been associated with the architectural wonders of Babylon
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    A great military power. palaces took precedence over religious buildings. 
  • 9. 
    Cyrus the Great defeated the babylonians. Architecture developed under the achaemenid dynasty of kings. 
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    Assyrian winged bull
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    A pattern along the top of a parapet. 
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    Mesopotamian courtyard to which all  the rooms opened to. 
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    Building that houses the Entu priestesses
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    Artificial mountains made of tiered rectangular layers which rose in number from one to seven in the course of mesopotamian history. 
  • 15. 
    Entrance gate to the palace of sargon, named after the goddess of war, fertility and love. 
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