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This selection of essays reports fresh paintings in Anatolia. Many papers speak about Hittite faith and tradition, together with the 1st English-language dialogue, through Peter Neve, of the good Temple at Hattusa. Others assessment paintings at later websites together with Aphrodisias and Sardis.

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28). concepts described below may have been part of a suite of cultural practices shared between the two regions. Both houses are located off small streets in essentially residential districts of more or less contemporary late third millennium cities. Both thoroughfares were stable throughout the latter part of the EBA (Hill in Delougaz et al. 1967), and both areas were terraced along a moderate slope. Both houses had subfloor drainage systems. House II at Asmar is slightly larger, but both structures are built on a similar scale.

The basic features of the architecture and streets (alignment, construction, and so forth) remained constant throughout the late EBA. Terracing The domestic architecture in this section of the Outer Town occupied a moderate natural slope from the northwest to the southeast. To create horizontal areas for the buildings, a series of wide terraces took shape behind long parallel retaining walls that encircled the natural rise. These terrace walls also served as the foundations for the mid-late EBA architecture.

Hillier and Hanson have extensively studied the social dimensions of spatial patterning in terms of both settlements and individual buildings. They have provided a wide range of graphical and numerical measurements that allow for the precise comparison between different settlement and building layouts (Hillier and Hanson 1984). Simplifying their complex arguments, Hillier and Hanson study the social dimensions of space by providing a series of analytical tools that allow architectural constructions and, indeed entire built environments, to be viewed as a series of laws or transformations acting on a limited number of types of basic spatial units (“cells” in their terminology).

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