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Shows good knowledge of readings and relates them to experiences outside the classroom. There is no statue of any kind set up in the place, nor is the chamber occupied by any- one but a single native woman.

They also declare that the god comes down in person into this chamber, and sleeps upon the couch. The commission to build the temple came from above. Precise measurements were spoken to the king in secret. We have the account of King Gudea of Lagash and how he first realized that something was ex- pected of him when the Tigris refused to rise during the normal period of inunda- tions; how the god then told him in a dream that he wished to be established, a clear reference to the preurban period when nomads and farmers would consecrate a forest or a mountain or a cavern to the gods in return for the use of the remaining land.

When this land was made to carry cities, and the cities became magnificent, a new house for the gods had to be undertaken. We en— counter similar feelings in the nomads who Fig. Temple XVI, ca. But what form should the house of god take? Gudea was given appropriate instruc- tions. He then alerted his people to gather materials.

The city was purified. At the site of the future temple, the soil was swept away until native rock was reached; offer- ings were laid out; the foundation trenches were filled with purified earth. Then the piling began. The king himself and his fam- ily led the community in this ritual of la- bor. In the next register, the king is carrying builders' tools on his shoulders—pick and compasses and mor- tar basket—assisted by a priest and led by the god.

A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals by Spiro Kostof

Below this relief the construction of the temple was begun; a ladder remains from the othenvise destroyed scene. The Lord Marduk commanded me concerning Etemenanki, the staged tower of Babylon. I caused baked bricks to be made. As it were the rains from on high which are measureless or great torrents, I caused streams of bitumen to be brought by the canal Arahtu.

I took a reed and myself measured the dimensions. For my Lord Marduk I bowed my neck, I took off my robe, the sign of my royal blood, and on my head I bore bricks and earth.

Sanctuary 2. Courtyard 3. Altar 4. Hearth 5. Kilns 6. Basin 7. Vessel B. TobIe sl 9. The most fa- mous among them, the great ziggurat of Ur- Nammu at Ur ca. The approach was on the northeast side.

Here, three staircases led upward: one of them set at right angles to the building, the other two leaning against the wall. They con- verged in a great gateway from which a single flight of stairs ran straight up to the door of the temple.

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NOne of the lines of the ziggurat is straight. The sloping walls are, in addition, slightly convex. The wall line on the ground plan is similarly curved out- ward.

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These calculated diversions were in- tended to correct the look of stiffness and enervation that strict rectilinearity tends to induce in structures of this size.

We must complete the picture of the Mesopotamian ziggurat with color and some vegetation. At Ur, it seems evident that the upper terraces were planted with trees that formed verdant hanging gardens.

The color was supplied by tiles. The earliest trace we have of this re- finement is at Warka. Glazed bricks come much later,- they were widely used in the Assyrian period, the technique having been brought over from Egypt where it had long been known. Once the ziggurat and its temple were complete, the remaining question was: Would the god be pleased with it and come to reside there? The hope is in rig- orously upheld ritual. One false step on the part of the people or their rulers, any gross irreverence or neglect of the proprieties, and god will abandon the city.

The Moun- tain of Heaven, venerated and ascended in humility, will remain a beneficent tower reaching up toward divinity. You may send this item to up to five recipients. The name field is required. Please enter your name.

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