Ziggurat of Ur - Ziggurat of Ur In 2100 2000 B.C royal...

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Ziggurat of Ur In 2100 – 2000 B.C royal architectures built one of the most fascinating pieces of architecture the Ziggurat of Ur. It is known for the best preserved ziggurat in southern Mesopotamia. By withstanding floods and weathering, it is still remains today in Iraq. The Sumerian culture built a massive stepped pyramid about 210 by 150 feet in size, is the most well-preserved monument from the remote age of the Sumerians. It consists of a series of successively smaller platforms which rose to a height of about 64 feet, and was constructed with a solid core of mud-brick covered by a thick skin of burnt-brick to protect it from the elements. Its corners are oriented to the compass points, and like the Parthenon, its walls slope slightly inwards, giving an impression of solidity. The function of the Ziggurat was to bridge the gap between human and divine, the earth below and the spirit world above. That is why they went up as high as was humanly possible. The ziggurat was part of a temple complex that served as an administrative center for the city,
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course HRM 400 taught by Professor Mrs.redman during the Spring '11 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.

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