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before the vast invasion of modern forms of architecture.

The archaeological evidence is showing that the courtyard house does not constitute a pure Jordanian form of architecture but instead it constitutes one of the cultural elements that Jordan is sharing with other Mediterranean peoples.

Many similarities between the courtyard houses during the Roman era and that used to be built in Jordan can be noticed either in terms of material form, or in terms of the socio-cultural uses and functions.

One of the most significant analogies between the two courtyard houses ie the Roman and the traditional Jordanian one is the centrality of the guest room in the whole building.

7-The mythologies: 1- Juthiamah Al Abrash One of the most classical historical sources in the Arab history belonging to the 10th century (Tarik Al Tabari) has documented many myths narrated by the Arab tribes at that time and still considered as part of the Arabic classical art. These myths are largely influenced by the Greek famous myth Trojan Horse. The famous Arab myth Juthiamah Al Abrash

seems very identical to the Greek

myth Trojan Horse. All the events in the Arab myth seem identical to the Greek one except the horse which was replaced by the camel in the Arab myth.

2- Zarqa'a Al Yamamah Zarqa'a Al Yamamah is one of the classical Arab Tragedy Zarqa'a Al Yamamah created by one of the most famous Arab poets of the pre-Islam era i.e before the 7th century. This master piece of the classical Arabic literature is showing clearly the influence of the Greek mythologies on the Arabic literature through history. Zarqa'a Al Yamamah was largely influenced by the Greek mythology Trojan Horse.

3- Pygmalion The Greek mythology Pygmalion represents the main source of inspiration of one f the master pieces of the the famous Egyptian writer and novelist Tawfiq Al Hakim (died in 1987). Al Hakim was known for being largely influenced by the Greek history and mythology. One of his major works on theater is entitled "Masrahiyat Pygmalion".


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