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Noun zikkurat 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 zikkurat is a massive stepped tower-like structure built in ancient Mesopotamia, particularly by the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. It served as a religious temple and a symbol of power and authority in these societies.



  1. A historical stepped tower structure built by ancient Mesopotamian civilizations.


1. The zikkurat of Ur was one of the most well-preserved and impressive structures in ancient Mesopotamia.

2. The zikkurat served as a sacred site where religious rituals were performed.

3. The zikkurat was a symbol of the civilization's power and wealth.

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