Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat [East Side], Iran

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Carole Raddato
published on 17 May 2019
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View of the east side of the ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil with the southeastern stairway which provided access to the first terrace. Chogha Zanbil is a magnificent, 3300-year-old ancient Elamite complex located 30 kilometres south-east of the ancient city of Susa in the Khuzestan province of western Iran. The complex occupied a total area of 100 hectares and consisted of a large, five storeys high stepped pyramid temple, monumental palaces, temples and tombs made from thousands of mud bricks of the same dimensions.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, Carole. "Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat [East Side], Iran." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 May 2019. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

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