Serdab


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Serdab

 

(Russian sardoba), a term used in Middle Asia and other countries of the East to designate underground rooms in medieval towns used as shelter against intense summer heat. It may also designate storage areas for snow or domed cisterns for water.

REFERENCE

Masson, M. E. Problema izucheniia tsistern-sardoba. Tashkent, 1935.

serdab

1. In ancient Egyptian architecture, a closed statue chamber.
2. In Mesopotamian town houses, a cellar under the courtyard, ventilated and lighted by skylights, serving as a living room during the summer months.
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