Iraq is a country rich in history and has always been considered as the birthplace of many of man’s cultural ancestry. And no matter what the modern world thinks of this country, it should still be considered as a contributor to the development of architecture and art. Are you thinking of taking an archeological adventure to Iraq? Then you should not miss the chance to behold the majestic beauty of the Great Ziggurat of Ur.
The Great Ziggurat of Ur is considered to be one of the largest ziggurats (which means “to build on a raised area”, are large pyramid like temples that were built in the Middle East during the time of the Sumerians. In its prime, it served as the center of the city for where high-ranking people would convene the business of the day.
Although it is one of the most well preserved ziggurats in the area, the only remains from its original grandeur and size is but a mere 3 layers of solid mass, with only the lowest layer being part of the original structure. It also proves to be one the most resilient of all other historical artifacts as it has constantly been able to survive countless wars and bomb attacks.