The city of Ur (3rd millennium BC)
The ancient city located near the river Euphrates was an important Sumerian centre.
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Ziggurats were typical terraced step pyramids used as temples in ancient Mesopotamia.
These tools, revolutionary even in their simplicity, are still in use today.
The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.
The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.
This animation demonstrates the development of the axe throughout archaeological periods.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
As a result of the revolutionary advances in the Neolithic, settling human communities established the first lasting settlements.
Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.
An average Egyptian dwelling consisted of regularly arranged rooms.
Ancient Indians built huge, naturally ventilated storehouses.
The average house in Ancient Greece had a rectangular, geometrical floor plan and two storeys.
The world famous monument in England still poses mysteries for archaeologist.
The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.
Every era and every culture has specific residential buildings.