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Ancient Babylon II - Chaldean Babylonia __ "The most renowned of the Neo-Babylonian kings [Chaldean-Babylonian] was Nebuchadnezzar II (604 - 562 B.C.), whose exploits the Biblical book of Daniel recounts. Nebuchadnezzar restored Babylon to its rank as one of the great cities of antiquity. ... " You will find a text overview and slides. - illustrated - From bornemania.com - http://www.bornemania.com/civ/babylon2/index.html  


Architectural Marvels of Ancient Mesopotamia __ A fairly extensive look at the history and accomplishments of Mesopotamian architecture with maps, photos, reconstructions and more. - illustrated - From Fairfield University - http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/jmac/meso/meso.htm 


Art and architecture of Babylonia and Assyria __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_and_architecture_of_Babylonia_and_Assyria

 

 


The Hanging Gardens of Babylon __ "Some stories indicate the Hanging Gardens towered hundreds of feet into the air, but archaeological explorations indicate a more modest, but still impressive, height." You will find a good essay covering both legend and archaeology. - illustrated - From unmuseum.org - http://www.unmuseum.org/hangg.htm
 
Mesopotamia: Architecture __ Brief overview. - illustrated - From University of Chicago - http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/MESO/architecture.html

 

Mesopotamian architecture __ Click-to-read articles, images and references. - From archinform.net - http://eng.archinform.net/stich/1872.htm  

 

Sumerian Architecture __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumerian_architecture 

 


Sumerian Art & Architecture __ "More than 4,000 years ago the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers began to teem with life--first the Sumerian, then the Babylonian, Assyrian, Chaldean, and Persian empires. Here too excavations have unearthed evidence of great skill and artistry." You will find a good look at both art and architecture. - illustrated - From crystalinks.com - http://www.crystalinks.com/sumerart.html

 

Ziggurat __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat

 

Ziggurat __ Good general overview of these buildings with embedded links to related topics. - illustrated - From livius.org - http://www.livius.org/za-zn/ziggurat/ziggurat.html   
 

 

 

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