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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat)

Related to Shoosh (Susa) city (located in Khuzestan province)
Choqazanbil Temple (Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat) is situated at a distance of 30 km south east of Shoosh (Susa) and 80 km north of Ahvaz in Khuzestan province (Southwest of Iran), and is the only remnant of an ancient city, that was constructed approximately in 1300 BC. by the king Untash-Napirisha, mainly to honor the great god Inshushinak. Choga ...
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
It is believed that king Untash-Napirisha originally planned twenty-two temples, which some scholars believe was an attempt to create a new religious center, possibly intended to replace Susa.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is arguably the most distinct architectural feature of the Mesopotamian civilization. Nevertheless, some of these structures have been found to exist outside the area once occupied by this ancient civilization. One of these ziggurats is located in Chogha Zanbil (meaning ‘basket mound’), near Susa in the Khuzestan province of modern day Iran. | Copyright: Mehdi Zali
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat originally measured one hundred meters on each side and was about fifty meters in height, in five levels, at the apex of which stood a temple.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
Chogha Zanbil was known as Dur Untaš, and may have been a sacred city of the Elamite Kingdom.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The main god honored at Chogha Zanbil was Inshushinak, one of the major deities of the Elamite pantheon.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The thousands of unused bricks left at the site may be taken as evidence that construction ceased following the king’s death. | Copyright: S. Javad Mirhosseini
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat originally measured one hundred meters on each side and was about fifty meters in height, in five levels, at the apex of which stood a temple. | Copyright: Ali Hormozi
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The thousands of unused bricks left at the site may be taken as evidence that construction ceased following the king’s death.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
Chogha Zanbil was known as Dur Untaš, and may have been a sacred city of the Elamite Kingdom.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
It is believed that king Untash-Napirisha originally planned twenty-two temples, which some scholars believe was an attempt to create a new religious center, possibly intended to replace Susa.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
It is believed that king Untash-Napirisha originally planned twenty-two temples, which some scholars believe was an attempt to create a new religious center, possibly intended to replace Susa.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is only a part of the complex. There are also temples, a total of eleven, dedicated to the lesser gods at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is arguably the most distinct architectural feature of the Mesopotamian civilization. Nevertheless, some of these structures have been found to exist outside the area once occupied by this ancient civilization. One of these ziggurats is located in Chogha Zanbil (meaning ‘basket mound’), near Susa in the Khuzestan province of modern day Iran.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
In 1979, Chogha Zanbil became the one of the first Iranian sites to be listed as a World Heritage Site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The main god honored at Chogha Zanbil was Inshushinak, one of the major deities of the Elamite pantheon.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is arguably the most distinct architectural feature of the Mesopotamian civilization. Nevertheless, some of these structures have been found to exist outside the area once occupied by this ancient civilization. One of these ziggurats is located in Chogha Zanbil (meaning ‘basket mound’), near Susa in the Khuzestan province of modern day Iran.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is arguably the most distinct architectural feature of the Mesopotamian civilization. Nevertheless, some of these structures have been found to exist outside the area once occupied by this ancient civilization. One of these ziggurats is located in Chogha Zanbil (meaning ‘basket mound’), near Susa in the Khuzestan province of modern day Iran.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The thousands of unused bricks left at the site may be taken as evidence that construction ceased following the king’s death. | Copyright: Mohamad Taslimi
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
According to the archaeologists working at the site, the original temple dedicated to Inshushinak surrounded a square open courtyard.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is only a part of the complex. There are also temples, a total of eleven, dedicated to the lesser gods at the site.
Choqazanbil Ziggurat,Chogha Zanbil Ziqqurat,Choghazanbil Temple,Choqa zanbil Temple,معبد زیگورات چغازنبیل,چقازنبیل,choghaazanbil,choghaa zanbil,zigurat choghazanbil,mabad zigurat,mabad ziggurat,shoosh,shoush,shush,khuzestan,khozestan,khoozestan,khouzestan,khozestan,دورانتاش,durontash,duruntash,dur untash
Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site. | Copyright: Mohamad Taslimi
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The main god honored at Chogha Zanbil was Inshushinak, one of the major deities of the Elamite pantheon.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is arguably the most distinct architectural feature of the Mesopotamian civilization. Nevertheless, some of these structures have been found to exist outside the area once occupied by this ancient civilization. One of these ziggurats is located in Chogha Zanbil (meaning ‘basket mound’), near Susa in the Khuzestan province of modern day Iran.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
According to the archaeologists working at the site, the original temple dedicated to Inshushinak surrounded a square open courtyard.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site. | Copyright: Mohamad Taslimi
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site. | Copyright: Mohamad Taslimi
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The Assyrians recorded that their king, Ashurbanipal, destroyed the city in 646 BC. After the abandonment of the city, sands carried by flood waters covered the site. | Copyright: Mohamad Taslimi
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
In 1979, Chogha Zanbil became the one of the first Iranian sites to be listed as a World Heritage Site. | Copyright: Mehdi Zali
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
Chogha Zanbil was known as Dur Untaš, and may have been a sacred city of the Elamite Kingdom.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ziggurat is only a part of the complex. There are also temples, a total of eleven, dedicated to the lesser gods at the site. | Copyright: Mehdi Zali
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
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Chogha Zanbil Temple (Ziggurat) - Susa (Shoosh in Khuzestan Province)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.
Shoosh (Susa)
Susa was among the greatest cities of ancient Persia. Built on its embers, modern-day Shush is modestly small and relaxed, home to a vast Unesco-listed archaeological site, a compact museum, a crowning castle and the enigmatic Tomb of Daniel.
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