Ancient Greek house

Ancient Greek house

The average house in Ancient Greece had a rectangular, geometrical floor plan and two storeys.

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lifestyle, dwelling, room, Greek, Hellas, Greece, antiquity, geometric layout, polis, settlement structure, kitchen, aula, gate, Zeus, reception room, bathroom, cityscape, street

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