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Great Ziggurat of Aššur at Assur

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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From the first half of the second millennium BC until 614 BC, there was a ziggurat, a temple-tower, at Assur dedicated to the god Aššur (and his manifestation as the god Enlil). This sacred building, which went by the Sumerian name Earattakišarra (”House, Mountain/Noblest of the Universe”) in the first millennium BC and referred to as the “great ziggurat” in Middle Assyrian royal inscriptions, was likely founded by the Old Assyrian ruler Šamšī-Adad I (ca. 1808–1776 BC).

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Jamie Novotny, 'Great Ziggurat of Aššur at Assur: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 23 April 2024]

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