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Simulation of the incidence of solar radiation in an excavated courtyard house from Ur corresponding to the times of the summer and winter solstices (Source: author's interpretation).  

Simulation of the incidence of solar radiation in an excavated courtyard house from Ur corresponding to the times of the summer and winter solstices (Source: author's interpretation).  

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