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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Jul 29, 2019 Fuchs, Eduard, 1870-1940, author
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6 volumes : 28 cm
Topics: Moral conditions -- History, Sex customs, Erotic art, Erotic art, Moral conditions, Sex customs
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Oct 2, 2018 Audsley, George Ashdown, 1838-1925
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xii, 304 p., 32 leaves of plates : 29 cm
Topics: Pottery -- Japan -- History, Pottery -- Marks, Art, Japanese, Decoration and ornament -- Japan
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Oct 2, 2018 Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
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vii, 208 p
Topics: Art -- Italy -- Florence, Christian art and symbolism
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Mar 23, 2017 Harrison, Jane Ellen, 1850-1928
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Topics: Homer, Mythology, Greek, Art and mythology, Art, Greek
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Mar 23, 2017 Cole, Rex Vicat, 1870-
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Bibliography: p. 327-336
Topic: Trees in art
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Mar 23, 2017 British Museum. Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities; Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929
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Preface signed: C.H. Read
Topics: Art, Ivories
Introduction; Women of Homer: Helen, Andromache, Penelope, Circe, Calypso, Nausicaa; Women of Attic tragedy: Aeschylus - Clytemnestra, Electra, Cassandra, Io. Sophocles - Jocasta, Antigone. Euripides - Alcestis, Medea, Phaedra, Iphigenia; A woman of Virgil: Dido
Topics: Greek literature, Women in literature and art
ROM copy: Gift of Ernest R. Rolph
Topics: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France), Art, French, Art
ROM copy: Gift of Ernest R. Rolph
Topics: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France), Art, French, Art
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Mar 14, 2017 Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896; Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870
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Troisieme serie has title: L'art du XVIIIe siecle
Topics: Artists, Art, Modern
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Mar 14, 2017 Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896; Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870
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Troisieme serie has title: L'art du XVIIIe siecle
Topics: Artists, Art, Modern
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Mar 14, 2017 Goncourt, Edmond de, 1822-1896; Goncourt, Jules de, 1830-1870
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Troisième série has title: L'art du XVIIIe siècle
Topics: Artists, Art, Modern
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Mar 14, 2017 Planche, Gustave, 1808-1857
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commitment to retain
Topics: Paris. Salon, Art
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Nov 14, 2016 Hagen, Theodor; Redslob, Edwin
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NT: Th. Hagen
Topics: Painting, German, Expressionism (Art), Expressionism (Art), Painting, German
The Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Jan 12, 2016 Kožmínová, Amalie, 1876-1951
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"S 90 původním ilustracemi a kresbami, s xx tabulkami předloh a mapkou"--T.p
Topic: Folk art
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Oct 15, 2015 Edwards, Amelia B., 1831-1892
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Topic: Art, Egyptian
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Dec 19, 2014 Moldenke, Alfred B.
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Topic: Metropolitan Museum of Art (N.Y.)
On cover: Catalogue of war portraits by American artists, under the auspices of Yale University and by courtesy of the American Federation of Arts, New Haven Public Library 16-30 June 1921
Topics: Art, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 2, 2014 National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
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Topics: Art, Portraits
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Oct 2, 2014 Strasbourg. Gemäldesammlung
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Topic: Art
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At head of title: Musée National du Louvre
Topic: Art
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Oct 2, 2014 Thorvaldsens museum
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Topic: Art
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Oct 2, 2014 Pennsylvania, University of. University Museum
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Topic: Art
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Oct 2, 2014 Brazil. Museu Nacional; Childe, Alberto
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At head of title: Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro (IVa secção)
Topics: Classical antiquities, Art objects
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Oct 2, 2014 Dresden. K. Sammlungen für kunst und wissenschaft
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Plan on front lining-paper
Topic: Art
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Jun 25, 2014 Hélys, Marc, pseud
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Topics: Women, Women, Women in literature and art, Women in Sweden
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Apr 15, 2014 Schlerath, Franz, 1894-
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Inaug. - diss. - Münster
Topics: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677, Art
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Topics: Art, Ethics, Philosophy, German, Poetry
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
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Superseded by Nuova bullettino di archeologia cristiana
Topics: Christian antiquities, Christian art and symbolism, Archaeology
Maps I and IX on lining-papers
Topics: Scythians, Art, Scythian, Art, Greek
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Mar 28, 2013 Ross, Janet, 1842-1927; Erichsen, Nelly
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Topic: Art
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catacombs, Christian art and symbolism, Church history
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Mar 28, 2013 Sandys, John Edwin, Sir, 1844-1922
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Topics: Latin philology, Art, Latin literature
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Mar 28, 2013 Jones, Henry Stuart, 1867-1939
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Art, Architecture
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Topic: Art
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Topics: Architecture, Monuments, Art
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Mar 26, 2013 Willigen, Adriaan van der, 1810-1876
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Topics: Haarlem, Netherlands. St. Lucas Gild, Artists, Dutch, Art
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Mar 25, 2013 Omaha. City planning commission
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Topics: City planning, Art, Municipal
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Mar 25, 2013 Diez, Ernst, 1878-1961; Glück, Heinrich, 1889-1930
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"Verzeichnis der wichtigsten literatur"--P. [25]
Topics: Architecture, Art
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Feb 14, 2013 Balck, William, 1858-1924
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Topics: Tactics, Military art and science
Bound with Waagen, G.F. Verzeichniss der Gemälde-Sammlung, 1857, and Toelken, E.H. Leitfaden für die Sammlung antiker Metall-Arbeiten, 1850
Topic: Art museums
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Jan 31, 2013 Custance, Reginald Neville, Sir, 1847-1935
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MUDD Uy39 919C: Author's autograph
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Topics: Naval art and science, Naval tactics, Salamis, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C
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Topic: Art
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Jan 8, 2013 Brandenburg (Province) Provinzialverband
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Includes errata
Topics: Art, Architecture
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Some vols. in reprint edition
Topics: Architecture, Monuments, Art
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Nov 28, 2012 Böttiger, Karl August, 1760-1835; Winckler, Théophile Frédéric, 1771-1807
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Topics: Furies, Greek literature, Art, Ancient
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Nov 28, 2012 Gruggisberg, Frederick Gordon (Sir); Gillmore, Parker
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Military art and science
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Nov 7, 2012 Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914; Westcott, Allan F. (Allan Ferguson), b. 1882
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The introduction is a brief life of Admiral Mahan by the editor
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Topics: Naval art and science, Sea-power, Strategy
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Oct 31, 2012 Hymans, Henri Simon, 1836-1912; Hymans, Françoise Élisabeth (Cluysenaar); Rooses, Max, 1839-1914
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Topics: Art, Artists, Belgian
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Oct 31, 2012 Sirén, Osvald, 1879-
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Rhythm and form.--Art and religion.--Art and religion during the renaissance.--The importance of the antique to Donatello.--A late Gothic poet of line [Parri Spinelli]
Topics: Donatello, 1386?-1466, Spinelli, Parri, 1387-1452, Art, Art and religion
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Topics: Art and mythology, Art, Ancient, Classical antiquities
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Oct 31, 2012 Pokrovski, Nikola Vasilevich, 1848-1917
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On leaf preceding t.p.: Pamiatniki khristiansko ikonografii i iskusstva
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art
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Bibliography: p. [viii]-x
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Art, Medieval
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Topics: Art, Islamic, Islamic architecture
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Topics: Architecture, Monuments, Art
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Oct 31, 2012 Kugler, Franz Theodor, 1808-1858
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Vol. 1. An Jakob in Basel; Bilderhandschriften des Mittelalters; Deutsche Kirchen und ihre Denkmäler; Vorstudien zur Architektur-Geschichte; Berichte und Kritiken, 1833-1835; Antike Polychromie; Italienische Studien; Berichte und Kritiken, 1835-1837; Handbuch der Geschichte der Malerei, etc.; Beschreibung und Geschichte der Schlosskirche zu Quedlinburg, und der in ihr vorhandenen Alterthümer ...; Beschreibung der Kunstschätze von Berlin und Potsdam; Pommersche Kunstgeschichte.- Vol. 2....
Topics: Kobell, Ferdinand, 1740-1799, Schinkel, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1841, Art, genealogy
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Oct 31, 2012 Kugler, Franz Theodor, 1808-1858
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Vol. 1. An Jakob in Basel; Bilderhandschriften des Mittelalters; Deutsche Kirchen und ihre Denkmäler; Vorstudien zur Architektur-Geschichte; Berichte und Kritiken, 1833-1835; Antike Polychromie; Italienische Studien; Berichte und Kritiken, 1835-1837; Handbuch der Geschichte der Malerei, etc.; Beschreibung und Geschichte der Schlosskirche zu Quedlinburg, und der in ihr vorhandenen Alterthümer ...; Beschreibung der Kunstschätze von Berlin und Potsdam; Pommersche Kunstgeschichte.- Vol. 2....
Topics: Kobell, Ferdinand, 1740-1799, Schinkel, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1841, Art, genealogy
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Oct 31, 2012 Kugler, Franz Theodor, 1808-1858
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Vol. 1. An Jakob in Basel; Bilderhandschriften des Mittelalters; Deutsche Kirchen und ihre Denkmäler; Vorstudien zur Architektur-Geschichte; Berichte und Kritiken, 1833-1835; Antike Polychromie; Italienische Studien; Berichte und Kritiken, 1835-1837; Handbuch der Geschichte der Malerei, etc.; Beschreibung und Geschichte der Schlosskirche zu Quedlinburg, und der in ihr vorhandenen Alterthümer ...; Beschreibung der Kunstschätze von Berlin und Potsdam; Pommersche Kunstgeschichte.- Vol. 2....
Topics: Kobell, Ferdinand, 1740-1799, Schinkel, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1841, Art
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Oct 31, 2012 Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944; Marc, Franz, 1880-1916
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Topics: Art, Modern, Blaue Reiter (Group of artists)
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Oct 31, 2012 Naples. Museo nazionale; Niccolini, Antonio
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Topics: Art, Painting, Sculpture
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Oct 31, 2012 Faure, Elie, 1873-1937
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Topic: Art
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Oct 31, 2012 Perrot, Georges, 1832-1914; Chipiez, Charles, 1835-1901
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Topics: Art, Ancient, Architecture, Ancient, Decoration and ornament, Temples, Archaeology
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Oct 31, 2012 Millin, A. L. (Aubin Louis), 1759-1818
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Vol. 1 has title: Monumens inédits, ou nouvellement expliqués
Topics: Classical antiquities, Art, Ancient
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Oct 31, 2012 Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768
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Topics: Art, Ancient, Art, Greek, Aesthetics
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Oct 31, 2012 Perrot, Georges, 1832-1914; Chipiez, Charles, 1835-1901
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Includes index
Topics: Hittites, Art, Jews, Art
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Oct 31, 2012 Perrot, Georges, 1832-1914; Chipiez, Charles, 1835-1901
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Includes index
Topics: Hittites, Art, Jews, Art
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Topic: Art
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Topics: Art, Architecture