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Sumer and Akkad (Iraq), c. 3500–2000 BCE

Harriet Crawford

Harriet Crawford is Reader Emerita at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and Senior Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge. 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 marshes and plains of southern Iraq, known as Sumer from about 3000 BCE, were very productive, though the plain needed irrigation before cultivation was possible. The area lacked certain essentials like good-quality stone and strong...

Introduction: Classical Ground: Robert Wood’s Palmyra and Balbec

The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... Classical Ground: Robert Wood’s Palmyra and B albec * Benjamin A nderson In 1755, Robert Wood (ca. 1717–71) sat for his portrait by the Scottish painter Allan Ramsay (1713–84) ( see facing page) .1 A man in his late thirties...

The Historic HammĀms of Damascus and Fez

Magda Sibley

Magda Sibley is a senior lecturer in architecture at the University of Liverpool. She has studied the urban form and architecture of world heritage Islamic cities in North Africa and the Middle East with the aim of informing new design projects. She has co-edited Courtyard Housing: Past, Present and Future published in 2006 by Taylor & Francis and participated in the European HAMMAM project. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

Routledge, 2014

Book chapter

... THE HISTORIC HAMMĀMS OF DAMASCUS AND FEZ Magda Sibley Introduction Bath houses, or public baths, have existed since the Hellenistic period and flourished throughout the time of the Romans and Byzantines. Although the bathing tradition...

An Enquiry into the Ancient State of Palmyra

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... Our account of Palmyra is confi ned merely to that state of decay in which we found those ruins in the year 1751. It is not probable that the reader’s curiosity should stop here: Th e present remains of that city are certainly too...

Ancient State of Baalbek

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Baalbek Volume II : (Otherwise Heliopolis, in Coele-Syria)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... ANCIENT STATE OF BAALBEK When we compare the ruins of Baalbek with those of many ancient cities which we visited in Italy, Greece, Egypt, and in other parts of Asia, we cannot help thinking them the remains of the boldest plan we ever saw...

The Inscriptions

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... Th e ancient inscriptions we found at Palmyra were all Greek, or Palmyrene, except one in Latin. Th e greatest number of those in Greek were published by the English merchants of Aleppo, with some errors, but such as did not in any...

Plates 1–57

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... PLATE 1 A VIEW OF THE RUINED CITY OF PALMYRA, TAKEN FROM THE NORTH EAST In the following explication of this view, the plates are referred to which contain the parts of each building, at large; and whatever part...

Journey from Palmyra to Baalbek

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Baalbek Volume II : (Otherwise Heliopolis, in Coele-Syria)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... JOURNEY FROM PALMYRA TO BAALBEK The specimen of our Eastern travels, which we have already given the public in the Ruins of Palmyra, has met with such a favourable reception as seems to call for the sequel. We gratefully accept...