In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Mesopotamians built massive temples or ziggurats which housed the priestly class, the human representatives of the gods.
- This piece evokes ancient architecture, in particular the ziggurat of the Assyrians.
- In the pre-dynastic period, it was Mesopotamia and its ziggurats that provided the model for the Egyptians.
- Just beyond the bridge is a little park, too rocky to develop, that rises in the middle to a rounded granite ziggurat.
- West Sacramento has a giant ziggurat on the river.
- In its heyday, the city was enclosed by a wall some 8km in circumference, enclosing at one corner a citadel that contained a ziggurat, temples, and palaces.
- This view, modelled upon ancient ziggurats, is probably very similar to how it actually appeared.
- Kiln-fired bricks were invented by the Mesopotamians to create the complex towering ziggurats of the Sumerian and Babylonian empires.
- Stepped pyramids known as ziggurats survive from the 3rd millennium BC in Mesopotamia.
- The Tower of Babel, the great ziggurat beside Babylon's temple of Marduk, dates to this era.
- Tall yellow candles towered like ziggurats over a city of dishes stacked with onion pies, potato dumplings, mettwurst and weisswurst.
- Dispensing with his ‘prairie style’, he peppered the scheme with domes, spires and ziggurats.
- I've seen the wax ziggurats, the elevated boats and spare architecture.
- Opposite the ziggurat of technology was a single unmade cot.
- I'm doing an ambient-metal installation in a Greek art gallery and writing about ziggurats.
- Cartons of bottled water for rescue workers rose in charitable ziggurats outside police stations and schools.
- The ziggurat occupies the center, surrounded by a city wall.
- He guided Tennyson and Clara to a stepped display that looked rather like Tennysons' model of a ziggurat from History class.
- Shellfire damaged the brickwork of the ziggurat at Ur, which was constructed in 2100 B.C.
- The nearby floating stairs are cast concrete bolstered by steel ziggurats tied into floor joists.
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