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What was a ziggurat?

a place dedicated to a specific god. i am almost positive that they are places that the sumerians used to track the movement of the moon and stars.
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Was the ziggurat of ur the first ziggurat?

The Ziggurat of Ur is the first proper Ziggurat for which we have any evidence. However, There are raised pyramidal structures that preceded it like Tepe Sialk in Persia, but (MORE)

What is the oldest Ziggurat?

The oldest Ziggurat  is the Sialk ziggurat, of the Tepe Sialk archeological site.  It is located in northwestern Iran, and dates to 5000 BC.
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Where are ziggurats?

ziggurats were built when Sumerians were alive. They lived in Mesopotamia and that is where they were built. Today where Sumer was is modern day Iraq. There all still some zig (MORE)
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What did they do in a ziggurat?

It was a rectangular stepped tower, sometimes surmounted by a temple, it was part of the religious architecture found in Mesopotamia after 2000 BC
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