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Unformatted text preview: -40 feet above street level ziggaurat-bent axis approach—stairway does not lead directly to door-corners are oriented to the 4 cardinal points-dedicated to the god Anu (sky god)-temple (61 by 16 feet)-not meant for a lot of people at once-not a large public space for worship-inside temple cella housed a divinity set on a stepped alter-temple translates to waiting room-priests waited for gods to descend from heaven-tallest 250 feet in Babalon (tower of babel) Female Head:-8 in-made of marble-carved female head-imported material (luxury)-in original condition would have been striking-eyes would have been made of glass-called Innana b/c she was found in the temple of inanna-goddess of love and war-oldest and most reveared god-became ishtar-image or goddess or priestess unclear-holes in sides tell that it ws fixed to something else-part of a larger idol or image...
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- Fall '07
- Mesopotamia, White Temple, Sumer, Independent City states, Meo city state, street level ziggaurat