The Great Ziggurat of Ur: A Structure of 4,000 Years Ago

Nasiriyah – (iina) Considered one of the most well-preserved ancient architectural innovations, the Ziggurat of Ur, consists of a pyramid-like structure with long stairs reaching the top of the tower. It is made out of bricks which date back to approximately 2100 B.C.E. The building is located close to Nasiriyah, in the Dhi Qar Governorate in Iraq.

The Ziggurat of Ur is known to be built by the king Ur-Nammu, who is the Sumerian Third Dynasty of Ur. He constructed this architecture for the Goddess of the moon, Nanna, making a shrine at the top of the tower.

As years went by, the Ziggurat of Ur was abandoned, which concluded in some destruction. However, there were some refurbishments done. The future of this historical architecture is crucial as it needs to be extremely well preserved to keep the Mesopotamian history alive, and for the world to discover more about one of the oldest buildings of human civilisation.

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