zikkurat

Definitions:

  • A temple tower of the Babylonians or Assyrians, consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure, built in successive stages, with outside staircases, and a shrine at the top; -- called also <altname>ziggurat</altname>.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>ziggurat</xref>.
  • a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians
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