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Unformatted text preview: • Most famous, biblical Tower of Babel, now gone “ White Temple ”: • Earliest ziggurat • 3000 BC • At Uruk • 40 feet • Bent access approach – winding staircase around ziggurat, approaching God in a less arrogant sort of way – humble, Ziggurat of Ur : • King Ur-Nammu • In Ur • 2100 BC • 50 feet high • Dedicated to moon god Gods and Goddesses : • Ea / Enki – god of water and fertile earth, one of the gods responsible for creating humanity • Enlil – god of the air, • Anu – god of the sky • Ishtar – goddess of love and war • Shamash – god of the sun and justice, decrees the fate of the dead • Adad – thunder god...
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- Fall '08
- Sumer, Uruk, physical existence Ziggurats, BC Portrait Statues, Bent access approach, necropolis · Excavation of Sphinx