Chogha Zanbil, the greatest ziggurat in the world
by michaelasanda * on Jun 15, 2012
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The historical site of Tchogha Zanbil, is located south-west of Iran in Khouzestan province, 30 km south-west of Susa, the famous capital of Elam at a close distance from Dez River which is one of the branches of the larger Karun River.
The large Tchogha Zanbil temple is one of the ancient monuments of Iran which has been registered on UNESCO World Heritage List. The architecture employed in the ziggurat resembles those of Egyptian pyramids and Mayan temples. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
The town and its ziggurat which were built by order of Untash-Gal, the Elamite king (1275-1240B.C.) were originally called Dur Untash. The name has been repeatedly mentioned in Elamite and Assyrian inscriptions. The world Dur in the Akkadian and Elamite languages means a town or an enclosed and distinct region.
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