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14 09, 2017

Third Dynasty of Ur – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-04T08:14:31-07:00September 14th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Standard of Ur This is the Middle Bronze Age in West Asia, about 2100 BC to 1700 BC. It corresponds roughly to the First Intermediate Period in Egypt, and just as in Egypt this was a time when West Asia was broken up into a lot of little kingdoms instead of being one big empire. In Greece, [...]

11 09, 2017

What is a ziggurat? Mesopotamian architecture

By |2019-09-05T06:00:38-07:00September 11th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Remains of the ziggurat at Warka, in Iraq, 3000 BC (before it was reconstructed) Like the Egyptians at the same time, Bronze Age Sumerians and Iranians around 3000-2500 BC devoted a lot of energy to building big buildings. But unlike the Pyramids, which are tombs for dead Pharaohs, the Sumerian and Iranian ziggurats (ZIG-oo-rats) are temples for their gods. Ziggurats were [...]