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Sumerian Architecture - the Ziggurat  Bent access architecture  Made of mud brick  Served sectarian and religious function with the temple core in the cella

Mesopotamia gave us ziggurats. ziggurats were massive structures built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley and western Iranian plateau, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels.

Ziggurat - A temple tower of ancient Mesopotamia, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Ancient Civilizations of the Fertile Crescent: Ziggurat - A temple tower of ancient Mesopotamia, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat (Temple) - YouTube

Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat (Temple), Ancient Elam civilization, south west of Iran. built in 1250 BC by the king Untash Napirisha

The city of Ur was one of the most important Sumerian city states in ancient Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium BC.  One of best preserved and most spectacular remains of this ancient city is

This is an example of a ziggurat located in ancient Mesopotamia. They had many functions. The top of them was a place to worship gods and they were the beginning of public buildings when civilizations were being created. (Comment by original pinner.

SumerianZiggurat - Architecture of Mesopotamia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A suggested reconstruction of the appearance of a Sumerian ziggurat. Mesopotamia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reconstruction of the ziggurat erected by King Urnamma dedicated to the goddess Inanna (created by Artefacts/DAI, copyright DAI, CC-BY-NC-ND)

Reconstruction of the ziggurat erected by King Urnamma dedicated to the goddess Inanna (created by Artefacts/DAI, copyright DAI, CC-BY-NC-ND)

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