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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...

Indus Valley (India/Pakistan), c. 2600–1700 BCE

Michael Jansen

Michael Jansen is Professor and Director of the German Research Center Mohenjo-Daro at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, as well as a UNESCO Senior Expert. 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 time-space distribution of cultures on the Indian subcontinent is complex. One of its two largest rivers, the Indus, was the cradle of Harappan culture, one of the world’s three earliest civilizations in the third millennium BCE...