Why would the early temple have been much like a house?
The temples around that time were small shrines constructed with the help of unbaked bricks and had outer walls going in and out at regular intervals. Early temples have been like a house due to following reasons:
1. The temple symbolizes the community as a whole where everyone stayed together in unity and harmony just like one would live in their own house.
2. Temple was used as a place for the production of processed grains, also for grinding, spinning and weaving, just as same as done in a household.
3. Facts and figures about this era tell us that Mesopotamian rulers were priests. They lived in the temple and administered form there itself. Since temples were used for residential purposes they started to be looked and built as a home.
4. Temple was not just used for rituals and ceremonies but also contained space for warehouse, workshops and living quarters for workers and artisans.
Of the new institutions that came into being once city life had begun, which would have depended on the initiative of the king?(view answer)