Who built the Ziggurat of Ur?


Who built the Ziggurat of Ur?

Ziggurat of Ur

A ziggurat is a religious structure built in ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). These were usually massive buildings, and many Mesopotamians believed that the gods themselves lived in these temples. The religious leaders, called high priests, could enter the sacred structure and the other adherents would offer the gods food, statues, and music. The Ziggurat of Ur is one of the best preserved in the world and visited by many historians.

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The Ziggurat of Ur was built to honor the Mesopotamian god of the moon whose name was either Sin or Nanna. It was built about 2,100 years before the...

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