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Egypt (Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom), c. 3100–2150 BCE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. 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

...During prehistoric times in Egypt, and certainly from around 5000 BCE onwards, humans entered the Nile valley and began to form settlements there. From this developed one of the greatest ancient cultures of humankind, peaking in what...

Climatic Design of Islamic Bath Buildings

Jean Bouillot

Jean Bouillot worked as an architect in the Middle East and West Africa for over fifteen years before setting up practice in Beaune, France embracing the principles of bioclimatic design and undertaking projects locally as well as around the Mediterranean and in Jordan and China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

Routledge, 2014

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Imprinting Patriotism: Etruria and Egypt in Papal Rome (1834–41)

The Printed and the Built : Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Standing atop the ancient burial place of Saint Paul, the immense basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura was the best preserved of Rome’s Early Christian churches when, in a mere six hours one July night in 1823, it was destroyed by fire...

A Lesson in Urban Design from Dakhleh Oasis

Riccardo Balbo

Riccardo Balbo is a Lecturer in Digital Architectural Design at the School of Built Environment, University of Salford, UK and Visiting Professor in Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His paper here is based on a research project sponsored by the Italian government within the framework of scientific and technical co-operation between Italy and Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

Routledge, 2014

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Egypt (Middle Kingdom), c. 2050–1650 BCE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. 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

...At the end of the third millennium BCE, the moist Neolithic Period ended in northeastern Africa. Reduced precipitation in Ethiopia caused lower levels for the Nile floods and consequently catastrophic famines in Egypt. This development may...