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.
A type of civic design intended to impress or intimidate the viewer.
An agricultural region in the Middle and Near East, in the past it was fertile but now partly desert.
Ancient area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.