Inhabitants of the Mesopotamian city of Ur, Iraq began constructing two-storey mud brick townhomes in 2025 BCE. The homes featured wooden balconies, paved central courtyards, and mud brick staircases which were located throughout the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean.
- Ziggurat of Ur (article) | Sumerian | Khan Academy
2100 B.C.E. mud brick and baked brick, Tell el-Mukayyar, Iraq (largely reconstructed) … One of the largest and best-preserved ziggurats of Mesopotamia is the great … 210 by 150 feet, constructed with three levels of terraces, standing originally … As the Ziggurat supported the temple of the patron god of the city of Ur, it is …
- mesopotamia Houses – World History Education Resources
The architecture of Mesopotamia is ancient architecture of the region of the Tigris-Euphrates … to refer to the area now roughly equivalent to the modern country of Iraq. … material, and with it cities, forts, temples and houses were constructed. … The priests lived close by in two story mud brick houses, hardened by the sun.
- Ziggurats and Temples in Ancient Mesopotamia – History
tarting around 3000 B.C., Mesopotamian kings began building ziggurats and … two to seven tiers, with each ascending tier smaller than the one under it. … Since ziggurats were made with sun-dried mud bricks, they would deteriorate with age. … occur during the war, Ur’s great ziggurat remains to this day in Nasiriyah, Iraq.