chapter  6
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LARGE-SCALE SECULAR BUILDINGS

Large-scale buildings are among the more conspicuous architectural features of third millennium Euphrates sites. These buildings are physically grander and usually have a more complex arrangement of rooms than typical domestic structures. In this chapter, we will deal with large-scale buildings where secular, as opposed to religious, activities were carried out. One is likely to find material remains attesting to the acquisition and possession of wealth in these structures, as well as the performance of complex or frequent economic activities. In contrast, remains attesting to sacred, ceremonial activities are rare.