noun zig·gu·rat \ˈzi-gə-ˌrat\

Definition of ZIGGURAT

:  an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top; also :  a structure or object of similar form

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Origin of ZIGGURAT

Akkadian ziqqurratu
First Known Use: 1877

Other Archaeology Terms

Attic, Byzantine, Paleolithic, cairn, core, flint, horizon, neolithic, shard, stratum


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