Mesopotamian Ziggurat - Ziggurat is an ancient architect who came from Mesopotamia. In the introduction of all articles that we have given, Mesopotamia building is not included in the history section. This we do in order to shorten the time of writing and save time readers. In the sequence of history, Mesopotamia is parallel to ancient Egypt. Taking into account the time sequence, we can say that the architecture of Mesopotamia classified into the architecture of Ancient Egypt.
Back to the Ziggurat discussion. Ziggurat is a religious building constructed by tribes in Mesopotamia as the Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian, Elam and Assyria. Ziggurat is a gigantic building that has the shape of a pyramid. Ziggurat is the famous Great Ziggurat of Ur around Nasiriyah, Ziggurat of Aqar Quf around Baghdad, Chong Zanbil in western Iran were physically very well preserved, and several others.
Great Ziggurat of Ur Ziggurat of Ur or in the Sumerian language called E-temen-nigur which means building the foundations to create fear. Ziggurat of Ur is located in what is now called Dhi Qar, Iraq. Ziggurat was built by Ur-Nammu dedicated to the Goddess of the Moon, Sin around the 21st century BC. According to the writings of Nabonidus, Ziggurat is not resolved by the king Ur-Nammu thus continued and completed by his son, Shulgi. The core part of the ziggurat was built from a set of bricks of mud (mud-brick) and the outer portion constructed from a set of brick which is burnt to the outside of the ziggurat is watertight. Part courtyard decorated with trees and various types of flowers.
Ziggurat is designed to be the center of the whole city. At that time the peak is the highest Ziggurat so many kilometers was seen by the traveler and be a benchmark for them when heading towards the city of Ur. At the top of the Ziggurat of Ur is a temple dedicated to the goddess Sin or Nanna, but the temple has disappeared. The question to all those who see the ziggurat is "why the temple is at its peak?" The answer to this question is an ancient human has a spiritual belief that the higher the position of the man or the closer the man with the sky the closer they are to the gods / goddesses.
Ziggurat of Ur has been restored twice. First by the last king of the Neo-Babylonian, Nabodinus around the 6th century BC. Then restored again by Saddam Hussein in the 1980s. Finish about Mesopotamian Ziggurat. Thanks for reading.