» Overview of Building E from the South. Alternative 1 was constructed with a flat roof. Both staircases lead to openings in the roof, which were maybe covered with a construction of reed mats.
» Overview over Building E from the South. Alternative 2 was constructed with heightened roofs over the central middle-halls, to ensure air circulation in the rooms with fireplaces.
» Detail of a corner of Building E. The ocherish yellow colour was painted on the outer and inner walls of the building. The pillar-niche-system of the buildings corner is most elaborate.
» Detail of the basin in room 1 of Building E. One can see the mud-brick walls and limestone floor. The function of the basin is not certain.
About the project Uruk/Warka, situated in modern-day Iraq, is one of the first cities in the world, and was populated almost without interruption for over 5,000 years – from the 4th millennium BCE to the 1st millennium CE. Uruk is famous for the invention of cuneiform writing at the end of the 4th millennium, the […]