What is another word for ziggurat?

222 synonyms found


[ zˈɪɡjʊɹˌe͡ɪt], [ zˈɪɡjʊɹˌe‍ɪt], [ z_ˈɪ_ɡ_j_ʊ_ɹ_ˌeɪ_t]

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How to use "Ziggurat" in context?

The ziggurat, meaning "steep pyramidal tower" in ancient Mesopotamian, was a type of preindustrial tower built in many parts of the world during the first millennia of the Common Era. Ziggurats were built in Mesopotamia, the Levant, Iran, India, Central America, North America, South America and China, among other places. In some cases, the ziggurat was used as the royal palace of a Mesopotamian city. The word is also used for various pyramidal structures in the Muslim world.

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