Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, Iran

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Carole Raddato
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Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, Iran

Chogha Zanbil is a magnificent, 3300-year-old ancient Elamite complex located 30 kilometres south-east of the ancient city of Susa in the Khuzestan province of western Iran. The principal element of this complex is an enormous brick ziggurat, a large stepped pyramidal temple dedicated to the Elamite divinity Inshushinak, the protector and patron god of Susa. Chogha Zanbil was founded around 1250 BCE by the Elamite king Untash-Napirisha as the religious centre of Elam. Its original Elamite name was Dur Untash, a combination of Elamite Dur, meaning place/resident/city, and Untash the Elamite king who built it. The Chogha Zanbil ziggurat is considered to be the best-preserved of its kind and the finest surviving testimony to the once-great Elamite civilization.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, May 17). Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, Iran. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10669/

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Raddato, Carole. "Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, Iran." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 17, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10669/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, Iran." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 May 2019. Web. 29 Mar 2020.

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