Write a 6 pages paper on ancient mesopotamian architecture. Bricks were very valuable in ancient Mesopotamia since they were his main material used in the construction of buildings. Bricks were made in different sizes and shapes depending on the type of building they were to construct. For instance, the brick used to construct the palace was different from one that builds walls around the empire. Two main examples of bricks used in the construction industry included Adobe bricks and the vitreous bricks. Adobe bricks dominated over the other bricks because of their outstanding heat properties. In addition to this, they were cheaper to construct. On the other hand, Vitreous bricks were usually glassy.
The process of making the bricks included mixing soil with water using specific ancient tools and sun drying. The durability of the structures depended on the type of soil used to make bricks thus, long-lasting was associated with good soil while short-term were associated with poor soils. Buildings that were constructed using bricks that were made from bad soil deteriorated easily and faster and did not last long. These made them work from time to time. Attempts were to restore the deteriorated buildings. With time the Assyrians came up with a way of constructing using the stones. This was adopted by the Babylonians and it made a significant move in the architecture of the people of Mesopotamia. The reason was that stones are strong, long-lasting, and smart. Another considerable issue to mention is the character of the Assyrians and the Babylonians to build the three-sided structures. Also, people from Babylon excelled in the manufacture of earrings, bracelets, gold, copper, and jewelers. These made a significant move in the field of architecture in Mesopotamia.
Just to mention a little the people of Egypt were also potters, and embroider. They made the porcelain and very transparent glass. The two rivers, the Tigress and the Euphrates did not have the minerals to be used as the material for construction.