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Ziggurat

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Definition: Temples built in ancient Sumeria. These temples resembled "step pyramids" found in Egypt. Stairways rose up to the top of the mud-brick platforms, and worship of gods took place up there.

Related Resources:
The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Sumeria: The Basics
Just the basic facts.

The Ziggurat
More on the ancient temples.

Mesopotamian Ziggurats
In-depth study of the ziggurat and its place in Sumerian society.

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