Babylonian Houses and Housing

In Episode 23 of the podcast “Thin End of the Wedge”, I talk with Jon Taylor about Babylonian houses and housing.

“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.”


Just published:

Baker, H.D. 2020. “Management of Resources in Mesopotamia: the View from the First Millennium BC.” In J. Mynářová and S. Alivernini (eds), Economic Complexity in the Ancient Near East. Management of Resources and Taxation (Third – Second Millennium BC). Prague: Charles University, pp. 445–456.


Reconstructing Ancient Babylon: Myth and Reality (Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies Annual Symposium, theme “Babylon: Perceptions Ancient and Modern,” Toronto, 5 October 2019).