The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

Houses and Households in Ancient Mesopotamia

Book Specifications
IV, 326 pp.

Houses and Households in Ancient Mesopotamia

1996  |  PIHANS Volume 78 Papers read at the 40th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Leiden, July 5-8, 1993 ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-079-8

K.R. Veenhof

The concept "house" is of prime importance for Assyriological research, being both the "house" as a physical entity and the household as a basic socio-economic unit.
In a number of articles archaeologists discuss and present houses found in Near Eastern excavations, spatial organization of settlements and the ethnological background of living in the ancient Near East. The articles by philologists are devoted to the study of administrative texts from Near Eastern households, building techniques, domestic religion and other topics revealed by ancient Mesopotamian texts.