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Babylonian Spirit House 3D Model
The people of Babylon believed that the spirit of their ancestors needed a place to return to to be close to their family. Houses like this one, made of fired ceramic, served as those spirit homes. Patterns incised into the clay on the outside of the house represent the colorful patterns that would be painted on the full-sized houses of Babylon. The round knobs that you can see just under the roof represent the ends of the wooden beams that supported the ceiling of the house. The interior is divided into three rooms. The front room was the public room for receiving guests. The back room was the private family room used for food preparation and socializing. This is where the women would spend most of their time. The upstairs room and the roof were used as sleeping quarters and work spaces in hot weather. This model was made in Babylon, just outside of the modern city of Bagdad.
Date: 2600 BCE
3D model created in RealityCapture and Blender from 167 images taken on a Canon 5D Mark III by Joshua Norman.