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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 8: Mesopotamian Architecture and
Introduction to Egypt


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below: graphic reconstruction of Sargon II's citadel, Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), c. 50 acres, Assyrian,
c. 713-707 B.C.:



below: Ishtar Gate (restored), from Nebuchadnezzar II's sacred precinct, Babylon, Iraq, glazed brick, c. 45' h, Neo-Babylonian, c. 575 B.C. (State Museums, East Berlin):



below: closer view of Ishtar Gate (restored), from Nebuchadnezzar II's sacred precinct, Babylon, Iraq,
glazed brick, c. 45' h, Neo-Babylonian, c. 575 B.C. (State Museums, East Berlin):



below: Bull motif, Ishtar Gate (restored), from Nebuchadnezzar II's sacred precinct, Babylon, Iraq,
glazed brick, size N/A, Neo-Babylonian, c. 575 B.C. (State Museums, East Berlin):



below: Arches. Fig. A: post and lintel; Fig. B: triangular; Fig. C: corbelled; Fig. D: round (radial):



below: Modern illustration of Tower of Babel reconstruction. Does not show palace/citadel setting,
nor "hanging gardens." seven-staged ziggurat, mud-brick, Neo-Babylonian (c. 612-539 B.C.):




below: map of ancient Egypt:



Ancient Egypt timeline