Ziggurats

Ziggurats were huge buildings built in ancient Mesopotamia. The terraced structures were built for religious reasons and each housed a temple inside as well as a shrine on top. Ask about these ancient structures here.

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Is a ziggurat still used today?

Yes, ziggurats are still used today but they are not called the same thing. Since ziggurats are like temples/worships for God, what comes to my mind are churches. We go to church for special learning's of God's life, and for praying, and to talk to God. Hope this helped(:

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In what way did the ziggurat function like a city hall?

This was because the priests ran the irrigation systems.

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How did sargon rise to power?

It is suggested that he was the cup-bearer to Urzababa, the King in Kish at the time. Before this time there were no empires so if you were a king you just ruled one city. Some suggest he fled to Susa in the east (edge of modern day Iran) where he was able to lead an army (where did he get it? we don't know) and start from the eastern city of Susa and work his way west, taking all the southern Mesopotamian cities and uniting them under one government. Another version is that he just took the throne from in Kish and went from there.

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Who lived in the ziggurats?

They were believed to be dwelling places for the gods.

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Why were ziggurats so tall?

Ziggurats were so tall because they believed Mesopotamians to link the heavens and earth.

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What did farmers in mesopotamia do to control water problems and ensure that they could grow plenty of food?

Over time, the farmers learned to build dams and channels to control the seasonal floods. They also built walls water ways, and ditches to bring water to their Field's. The farmers learned a certain way to water their crops, this way of watering crops is called irrigation. Irrigation allowed the farmers to grow plenty of food and support a large population.

the dams are actually called a levee
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What is the importance to the term ziggurat?

the ziggurat was initially built in honor of some deity or the other.

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What was most likely the reason that ziggurats were tall?

a)- to honor the gods

B)- so they could easily hold a lot of people

c)- so architects could display their work

D)- to mark the center of the city

To Honor the Gods seems to be proper answer.

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What is a canopied shrine called?

Tabernacle

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Do the ruins of any ziggurats exist today?

Yes, but they are so old most of them are crumbled, some are even gone.

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What were ziggurats used for?

They were believed to be the ladder of the Gods, so they weren't really used for anything except a place for offerings. Also they thought it they would be closer to god.

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How tall was the ziggurat of Ur?

The ziggurat of Ur was around 21 metres tall.

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What was a ziggurat used for?

They were used to and worship gods in the ancient Mesopotamian days. They were also for the kings.

Wrong, kings were not aloud to go in the ziggurat, only priests. People paid priests to "talk" to the gods when they needed to make a decision, before the kings started, priests had political power as well as religious power.

That is wrong too! They were community centers!

Those are all right. Different levels were used for different purposes, including above.

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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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How tall is a ziggurat?

A Ziggurat is usually 170 feet tall. Although the length can depend on the Ziggurat.
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How many ziggurats are in the world today?

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What is a sentence using the word ziggurat?

Ancient Mesopotamia erected many pyramid-like structures called ziggurats.

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How long did it take to build the ziggurat?

It took about 20 years to build.

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Who built the first Ziggurat at UR?

The first Ziggurats were built by the Summerians in Mesopotamia in 5200 BCE.
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Where can you find a layout of a soccer pitch?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_pitch

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Did Each Sumerian city built a ziggurat or temple for its own special god or goddess?

the answer would be true.i hope this helps

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What civilization was known for its ziggurats?

The Mesopotamians

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Which statement describes how Mesopotamian ziggurats and relief sculptures reflected beliefs of the time?

They demonstrate the central role that religion played in the lives of the Mesopotamians.

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What is the perimeter of a ziggurat if the length were 22 meters?

A ziggurat could be oval, rectangular, square, or any other shape. If happened to have a square base, its perimeter would be four times its length (4 x 22 meters = 88 it meters).

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How do you compare the Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu and Great Pyramids of Giza?

The only way is to compare their complexity, size, how they were built and with what resources.

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