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Noun ziggurat has 1 sense
  1. ziggurat, zikkurat, zikurat - a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians
    --1 is a kind of temple
    --1 has particulars: Tower of Babel, Babel

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A ziggurat is a massive stepped tower-like structure made of sun-baked bricks, typically associated with ancient Mesopotamian civilization. It served as a temple base and was used for religious purposes.


Sense 1:

Noun: A type of ancient stepped pyramid structure.

Ancient Mesopotamians built ziggurats as religious centers and places of worship.

Example sentence: The ziggurat of Ur, an ancient Sumerian city, is one of the most well-preserved ziggurats worldwide.


Usage 1:

Noun: An architectural marvel used for religious ceremonies.

The ziggurat was the tallest structure in ancient Mesopotamian cities and served as a connection between earth and sky.

Example sentence: The priests performed sacred rituals on top of the ziggurat during harvest festivals.

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