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The study of ancient Mesopotamian architecture is based on available archaeological evidence, pictorial representation of buildings, and texts on building practices.According to Archibald Sayce, the primitive pictograms of the Uruk period era suggest that "Stone was scarce, but was already cut into blocks and seals.Planning is evident in the walls, high temple district, main canal with harbor, and main street.The finer structure of residential and commercial spaces is the reaction of economic forces to the spatial limits imposed by the planned areas resulting in an irregular design with regular features.
The advantages to plano-convex bricks were the speed of manufacture as well as the irregular surface which held the finishing plaster coat better than a smooth surface from other brick types. These types of bricks are much less durable than oven-baked ones so buildings eventually deteriorated.The people were famous at an early date for their embroideries and rugs.The forms of Assyrian pottery are graceful; the porcelain, like the glass discovered in the palaces of Nineveh, was derived from Egyptian models.They were periodically destroyed, leveled, and rebuilt on the same spot.This planned structural life cycle gradually raised the level of cities, so that they came to be elevated above the surrounding plain.
The walls were brilliantly colored, and sometimes plated with zinc or gold, as well as with tiles.