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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ZIGGURAT

But the things that took place on the ziggurat were invisible to them.

This is the first known mention of the "horns" of a ziggurat, and the exact meaning of the word is doubtful.

Near this arose the ziggurat or tower, and many smaller buildings, not unlike private dwellings.

The ziggurat at Borsippa had a base of earthwork 272 feet on each side, and was 26 feet high.

Every important city had its temple, and attached to its temple its ziggurat, which was a temple-observatory.

It rather resembles a group of exaggerated sandhills, rising at one point into a blunt pyramid, the Ziggurat.

The ziggurat was surrounded by an enclosure, some 400 yards square, the ingress and egress to which was by means of bronze gates.

The ziggurat at Muḳeyyer60 (Ur) excavated by Taylor similarly appears to have been three-storied, or possibly only two-storied.

The inscribed bricks proved that this chamber, like the ziggurat itself was built by Ur-Engur.

Istar of Babylon, grant me an hour wherein I may hold speech with you—here, or without—upon the ziggurat.

WORD ORIGIN

1858, from Assyrian ziqquratu "height, pinnacle," from zaqaru "to be high."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ZIGGURAT

building

nounconstructed dwelling
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