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The restitution of a courtyard house at Ur, based on excavations of the city carried out by Woolley in 1926-27 (Source: Hisham, 2003).  

The restitution of a courtyard house at Ur, based on excavations of the city carried out by Woolley in 1926-27 (Source: Hisham, 2003).  

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In the earliest civilizations of the Ancient World, sun worship developed in parallel with an understanding of the movement of the stars. That was the origin of an architecture that expressed a number of religious and cosmological beliefs. Studies of ancient archaeological remains have revealed that astronomical orientations strongly influenced the...

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... examples were found in the excavations conducted by Woolley, in 1926-27, at the former port city of Ur (Hisham, 2003). This settlement was founded in 2560 BC, a period corresponding to the hegemony of Lower Mesopotamia (Figures 3 and 4). ...

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