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Choga Zanbil
The ziggurat of Choga Zanbil
A rectangular temple-tower in the form of a truncated pyramid built in diminishing stages, each stage being reached by ramps, erected by the Sumerians and their successors. The best-known examples are those of Ur and Babylon, the fables Tower of Babel. The largest and best preserved is that at Choga Zanbil (Iran) of 1250 BC.