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Tchogha Zanbil

Listed under History in Iran.

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Tchogha Zanbil was built in 1250 BC to honor the great god Inshushinak. The complex is surrounded by three walls, forming the three main areas of the “town”. The inner area is filled with a ziggurat dedicated to the main god. It is most likely that only priests and servants ever lived there. It was discovered during archaeological excavations in the late 1950s and is considered the best preserved example of a ziggurat in the world.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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“Tchogha Zanbil”

'The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bric… Read more...

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