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  • noun Plural form of zikkurat.

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Examples

  • They were called zikkurats and were temple-towers.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Here were few harbors and fewer ports, but the green plain was dotted with the cities of the Shemites; green sea, lapping the rim of the green plains, and the zikkurats of the cities gleaming whitely in the sun, some small in the distance.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • Here were few harbors and fewer ports, but the green plain was dotted with the cities of the Shemites; green sea, lapping the rim of the green plains, and the zikkurats of the cities gleaming whitely in the sun, some small in the distance.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Here were few harbors and fewer ports, but the green plain was dotted with the cities of the Shemites; green sea, lapping the rim of the green plains, and the zikkurats of the cities gleaming whitely in the sun, some small in the distance.

    The Hour of the Dragon

  • Domed marble temples, white zikkurats, and people with turbaned heads and flowing robes dominated the rich pageantry of gold and silver thread, of silk and satin and curved swords.

    Conan the Avenger

  • The earliest altars were made of the same material as the zikkurats and sanctuaries.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • The older zikkurats were imposing chiefly because of the elevation of the terrace on which they were erected, and inasmuch as the ideal of the temple is realized to all practical purposes by the erection of a high edifice on an elevated mound, the chief stress was laid upon the height of the terrace.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • _Zikkurat_, staged tower, 615; imitation of mountain, 615; house of oracle, 622; names of zikkurats, 638 ff.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • Images at least of these deities must have stood in the temple; [1387] but, since there is a distinct reference _zikkurats_ [1388] in the list, for some of them special sanctuaries of some kind must have been erected within the precinct.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • It by no means follows from the names borne by the zikkurats at Lagash and Uruk that they actually consisted of seven stories.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

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