Chogha Zanbil is one of ziggurats that’s located in Susa in the Khuzestan province. This type of buildings were the most distinct architectural features of Mesopotamian.
Some of the ziggurats finding outside of Mesopotamian area in the ancient places. One of them is Chogha Zanbil with the meaning of basket mound.
At the past, Khuzestan was a part of Elam but today it located at the southwest of Iran. That place is an ancient place in Elam or Untash that was a big city in ancient Elam.
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This ziggurat originally measured about 53 m in height and 120 m of each side.it has five levels, and that had 5 temple. Mud brick was the main material of the building this complex.
The ziggurat was built with baked bricks, and had cuneiform characters. Name of this characters were deities in the Elamite and Akkadian languages. Deities in this ziggurat has 24.75 m high and standing in building and its state of preservation is unsurpassed.
chogha Zanbil is an exceptional expression of culture of people were live in the past. And become familiar with their culture and ritual traditions of oldest generation in the oldest country in the world.
This knowledge of past of this place is come from ruins this ancient place in Iran.
In Elamite period Susa was the capital city of the kingdom and chogha Zanbil was located 38 km of North West of that city.
The ziggurat is considered to be the best preserved example of the stepped pyramidal monument by UNESCO.In 1979, Chogha Zanbil became the first Iranian site to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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