Los Zigurats son templos comunes en Mesopotamia y era allí donde se aceptaba que vivían los dioses.
Y para aprender un poco más, un interesante y breve video sobre Zigurats, más concretamente el de Ur.
Video langauage: Spanish
In English is:
The ziggurat was one of the most characteristic elements of Mesopotamia. Many cities included, near the temple of their tutelary god, a ziggurat which consisted of several overlapping platforms on which there was a temple.
The first ziggurats were builted by Ur-Nammu, by 2100 BC, the first king of the Third Dynasty of Ur These ziggurats were built in Ur, Eridu, Uruk and Nippur. Throughout Mesopotamian ziggurats were found in 16 sites, although others are known only by the texts.
The ziggurat of Ur, one of the best known and whose hypothectical reconstruction we can observe was called Etemenniguru (House whose inspire terror because his high terrace), being dedicated to the god Moon (Nanna or Sin). It had a rectangular, 62 feet square and three stories, to a total height of 43 meters. Three long steps crossed at right angles and led to the high temple. The ziggurat was built with sun-dried adobe and a thick outer layer of brick.
It is not known the exact nature of the ceremonies that were held in the high sanctuary. The Greek historian Herodotus, talking about the ziggurat of Babylon, said that there were once held sacred marriage of a priestess with God, a ritual whose purpose was to ensure the prosperity of the country.
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Ziggurats: temples over platforms.
Bastiones mesopotámicos, edificios no dedicados a los muertos, sino a los vivos.
La morada de los dioses, aquí moraban, rodeados de mortales.
La red de torres de Babel, que enriquecía Mesopotamia y por ende el mundo.
La principal fuente y de donde se ha obtenido el video es Arte e Historia