This lesson discusses the early civilizations and architecture of the Ancient Near East.
Map of Fertile Crescent, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_fertile_cresent.svg; Image of Great Ziggurat of Ur, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ziggarat_of_Ur_001.jpg.
Ancient area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
An agricultural region in the Middle and Near East, in the past it was fertile but now partly desert.
A type of civic design intended to impress or intimidate the viewer.