The defensive brick architecture in Mesopotamia from the end of early Bronce Age to the end of the ealry Iron Age
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Author/sHasson Hnaihen, Kadim
Advisor/sLópez Castro, José Luis
Abstract: In the 1st and 2nd millenniums B.C. there were numerous fortified centers in Mesopotamia. These were large, occupying several dozen acres in the forms of independent city-states, mid-sized urban centers, and smaller, specialized settlements. They were usually located on important transport routes, such as the two main rivers of the region, the Tigris and the Euphrates, and their numerous tributaries. The defensive walls were constructed to demonstrate the influence of a given center and its military strength, and to protect against floods or enemy invasions. The defensive brick architecture in Mesopotamia dates back from the end of the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Early Iron Age. On the basis of the available information from archaeological research, we don’t have enough evidence to make conclusive judgements. Studies arranged by archeologists who worked there, found the remains of fortifications. By chance, scientists found fortifications that date from the Middle Bron...
2nd and 1st millennium B.C.
fortificaciones en ladrillo
segundo y primer milenios a.C.