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By Georges Roux

ISBN-10: 014012523X

ISBN-13: 9780140125238

The e-book offers an creation to the heritage of historical Mesopotamia and its civilizations, incorporating archaeological and old unearths as much as 1992.

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1; 1893) and Vincent (Fig. 2a–b; 1901). 5 m, can be divided into several parts and is discussed below. The Entrance Hall The hall is entered via a staircase, partly rock-cut and partly built of rectangular stones, descending from its northern side. 3 m wide at the bottom. 5 m above the floor of the round entrance hall. 8 m inside the hall (Fig. 4). This segment is made of dressed limestone blocks, some of them in secondary use. A slab of stone in secondary use serves as a banister; it may have previously been part of a door made of dressed stone.

Alternatively, it may represent an attempt to extend the outer semicircular corridor northward, thereby creating a symmetrical, round complex. 2 m wide, and about 3 m high (Fig. 8). On its northern side are six loculi, each of them approximately 2 m long, with troughs in their floors. The corridor was coated with gray plaster, which was damaged by the hewing of the niches. The inner semicircular corridor (J) crosses all three of the corridors described above. 5 m, and it is coated with one or two layers of gray plaster.

According to Vincent’s plan (1901, 76–77; see Fig. 2a), a narrow, winding passageway extends about 20 m further to the north, past the blocked spot. At the end of the eastern corridor, where it meets the outer semicircular corridor, a bit of a built, plastered wall is visible on the northern side of the intersection (H). Perhaps this segment of wall closed off the corridor. Alternatively, it may represent an attempt to extend the outer semicircular corridor northward, thereby creating a symmetrical, round complex.

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