Episode from the podcastThin End of the Wedge

23. Heather Baker: Babylonian houses and housing

Released Wednesday, 24th March 2021
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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?


Music by Ruba Hillawi

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