From the beginning of urban society in Mesopotamia and Egypt, architects struggled to build monumental structures out of the materials at hand-stone and clay. They built temples, palaces, and tombs that awed their contemporaries and dazzled successor.
Respond in writing to the following questions after exploring the internet sites above.
What are some of the commonalities among the structures discussed? What are some differences? What do the structures reflect about the cultures?
Discuss the impact of the Egyptian cult of death on the visual art that survives.