Chapter: The Invention Of Writing And The Earliest Literatures
One particular author of the Gilgamesh tablets was a big fan of Uruk's walls. Sadly for this anonymous author's pride, the architecture of ancient Mesopotamia isn't even taught to budding designers (at least, according to a design major friend of mine). College classes skip Mesopotamia and go straight to Egypt, presumably because giant stone triangles are cooler than giant stone rectangles. That said, Uruk did have some pretty bitchin' walls. What survives today shows walls made not just of plain brickwork, but also of intricately carved relief sculptures (that I was too lazy to draw).
Author: Some Dude In Ancient Mesopotamia • Year: c. 1900 BC • Info:Wikipedia
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