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Assyria (Iraq), c. 1900–612 BCE

David Kertai

David Kertai is a post-doctoral scholar within the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The kings of Assur – a city in the north of modern-day Iraq, then in northern Mesopotamia – emerged as one of the major powers of the Middle East in the thirteenth century BCE and came to control the entire region in the seventh century...

Babylonia (Iraq), c. 1800–539 BCE

David Kertai

David Kertai is a post-doctoral scholar within the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Babylon is located around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Baghdad in the alluvial plain between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in what was then central Mesopotamia and today is Iraq. The region receives relatively little rain...

Etruria (Italy), c. 900–300 BCE

Charlotte R. Potts

Charlotte R. Potts is the Sybille Haynes Lecturer in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford and the Katherine and Leonard Woolley Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Etruscans were the most important civilization in pre-Roman Italy. Between roughly 900 and 400 BCE, from the time they emerged from prehistory until they were defeated and absorbed by Rome, their history was shaped by intensive contact...