Noun(1) a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians
(1) In its heyday, the city was enclosed by a wall some 8km in circumference, enclosing at one corner a citadel that contained a ziggurat , temples, and palaces.(2) The Tower of Babel, the great ziggurat beside Babylon's temple of Marduk, dates to this era.(3) Shellfire damaged the brickwork of the ziggurat at Ur, which was constructed in 2100 B.C.(4) He guided Tennyson and Clara to a stepped display that looked rather like Tennysons' model of a ziggurat from History class.(5) Opposite the ziggurat of technology was a single unmade cot.(6) Just beyond the bridge is a little park, too rocky to develop, that rises in the middle to a rounded granite ziggurat .(7) The ziggurat occupies the center, surrounded by a city wall.(8) West Sacramento has a giant ziggurat on the river.(9) This piece evokes ancient architecture, in particular the ziggurat of the Assyrians.(10) Stepped pyramids known as ziggurats survive from the 3rd millennium BC in Mesopotamia.(11) Dispensing with his ‘prairie style’, he peppered the scheme with domes, spires and ziggurats .(12) I'm doing an ambient-metal installation in a Greek art gallery and writing about ziggurats .(13) This view, modelled upon ancient ziggurats , is probably very similar to how it actually appeared.(14) The nearby floating stairs are cast concrete bolstered by steel ziggurats tied into floor joists.(15) The Mesopotamians built massive temples or ziggurats which housed the priestly class, the human representatives of the gods.(16) Tall yellow candles towered like ziggurats over a city of dishes stacked with onion pies, potato dumplings, mettwurst and weisswurst.
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