Episode 23. Heather Baker: Babylonian houses and housing: Show notes

Many of us have spent a lot of time at home this year. What would that have been like in ancient Babylon? Heather talks about housing in the first millennium BC. What were houses like, who lived in them, and how did they use them? She discusses what houses meant to Babylonians, and how they were split and reconstituted by the family.

2:34 where was housing in the city?

4:13 where did people want to live?

6:42 did houses have kerb appeal?

8:54 a typical house

12:17 how rooms were used

15:13 who lived in a typical house?

18:09 keeping a family home

22:04 what about water?

26:01 how did you find where someone lived?




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