This LibGuide is designed to connect you with resources invaluable to your 5 page essay about a building of historical importance from the perspective of a travel writer who experienced this structure/complex during the time of the actual construction or shortly after completion. As you embrace the resources consider these three primary questions:
1. Why you journeyed to see this architectural wonder. In other words, its significance to time and place in the history of the
kingdom/nation/religion that set its construction in motion?
2. How as an observer in the time of construction you interpreted the building/complex in the context of that days culture? Was it
political/religious/military/social/business or trade functionality that orchestrated the concept of the design/the ornamentation/the size/the
3. What was society like during this time? Consider food (agriculture, livestock, trade), community and traveler housing, religion, political structure
(democracy, authoritarianism, military dictatorship, religion based societal governance), clothing, symbols that adorn the structure both inside
and out, who may have been the architects, engineers, workers, the time it took to complete, how resources for construction were transported,
from where, and what building techniques were implemented to facilitate construction.
The databases associated with this assignment should provide the answers and images associated with the structure you are writing about. Each of the databases has an information strength that will serve your paper well. Examples for how to navigate each database will be provided to guide you effectively and efficiently through the research process.