Saturday, February 18, 2006

Characteristics & Uniqueness of Elamite Ziggurat Identified


LONDON, 18 February 2006 (CAIS) -- The ziggurat in the ancient Elamite city of Dur Untash (modern Choghazanbil) in Khuzestan province, which was built during the reign of Untash-Gal (1275-1240 BC), is significant given that it is the only ziggurat to have been excavated and identified as being totally different from those unearthed in Mesopotamia in terms of architecture.
Expressing this, a veteran Iranian archeologist, Mohammad Rahim Sarraf told ISNA that while the idea of constructing a ziggurat at Dur Untash originated in Mesopotamia, it was built completely in the Elamite style.
Mesopotamian ziggurats were constructed in the form of stories built over each other whereas in the Elamite structures, the foundations of all stories were on the ground and not over each other while only the fifth story was over the fourth.
Elaborating on the other differences between them, Sarraf said that in the Mesopotamian version, there were no chambers in the lower levels and the edifice had a solid platform with a sole room over it. The room, he pointed out, was used to house the statues of the gods.
Choghazanbil ziggurat however had several chambers and two temples on the first story in addition to a room used for the same purpose on the fourth floor, he noted.
Turning to the special form of Choghazanbil Ziggurat, the archeologist further said that initially Untash Gall built in Choghazanbil a temple with a central courtyard surrounded by rooms and other temples.
Then several stories were constructed in the yard.“In Mesopotamian ziggurats, the staircase of the structure directly lead to the upper floors but in Choghazanbil ziggurat, the worshipers should spiral round each story to get to the upper floors,“ he said.
The project for the restoration of Choghazanbil ziggurat played a significant role in saving the monument, he said, noting that if it had remained in that condition, the ziggurat would have been destroyed within years.

79 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It can assist men with this disorder in achieving and maintaining an erection during sexual activity
BUY LOW-COST LEVITRA ONLINE

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Hydrocodone said...

EocGfP The best blog you have!

2:31 AM  
Anonymous can a indian take loan from islamic banks fr said...

AaXbfv Good job!

10:47 AM  
Anonymous allentown house tours said...

Please write anything else!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous itching with fioricet said...

Please write anything else!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous abuseing celebrex said...

Nice Article.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous cheap motor insurance uk said...

Please write anything else!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous get phentermine without a prescription said...

Please write anything else!

4:00 AM  
Anonymous darvocet vs percocet vs vico said...

Hello all!

8:39 AM  
Anonymous buy xanax online wit said...

actually, that's brilliant. Thank you. I'm going to pass that on to a couple of people.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous clonipine and xanax together said...

Magnific!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous viagra said...

Please write anything else!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous JohnBraun said...

Gj6XrQ write more, thanks.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous comic cruel sex said...

Magnific!

7:58 PM  
Anonymous donkey sex girl said...

Hello all!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous anime sex sendspace said...

Good job!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous lean muscle sex said...

Good job!

10:57 PM  
Anonymous easygal anal blowjob said...

Magnific!

11:31 PM  
Anonymous sex and groping said...

actually, that's brilliant. Thank you. I'm going to pass that on to a couple of people.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous e-mail chat sex said...

actually, that's brilliant. Thank you. I'm going to pass that on to a couple of people.

12:32 AM  
Anonymous pam lee sex said...

Hello all!

1:02 AM  
Anonymous bear sex art said...

Good job!

1:40 AM  
Anonymous beast beauty sex said...

Wonderful blog.

2:24 AM  
Anonymous crazy sex vedioes said...

Magnific!

3:01 AM  
Anonymous hot sex play said...

Magnific!

3:31 AM  
Anonymous pump heels sex said...

Magnific!

4:02 AM  
Anonymous mambo movies sex said...

If ignorance is bliss, you must be orgasmic.

4:38 AM  
Anonymous nudist sex pics said...

Please write anything else!

5:16 AM  
Anonymous doggy butt sex said...

C++ should have been called B

5:45 AM  
Anonymous free hardcore sex porn fuck blow jo said...

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

6:12 AM  
Anonymous brazilian carnival sex said...

640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates 81

6:48 AM  
Anonymous bollywood movies sex said...

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous adult interactive sex said...

Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!

7:52 AM  
Anonymous islander sex videos said...

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous hydrocodone apap said...

Save the whales, collect the whole set

8:55 AM  
Anonymous cialis pulmonary hypertension said...

Good job!

9:27 AM  
Anonymous order ultram said...

When there's a will, I want to be in it.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous intra racial sex said...

C++ should have been called B

10:45 AM  
Anonymous belgium teen sex said...

Save the whales, collect the whole set

11:24 AM  
Anonymous girl sex squirting said...

What is a free gift ? Aren't all gifts free?

11:59 AM  
Anonymous asia xxx sex said...

Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous all dimes sex said...

Thanks to author.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous sex at company said...

Magnific!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous danger anal sex said...

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous nymphet sex pic said...

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous cocaine absorption said...

What is a free gift ? Aren't all gifts free?

2:57 PM  
Anonymous name said...

Energizer Bunny Arrested! Charged with battery.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous flat chested porn said...

Clap on! , Clap off! clap@#&$NO CARRIER

4:06 PM  
Anonymous porn webs said...

Magnific!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous animai porn said...

Wonderful blog.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous letha weapons sex said...

Energizer Bunny Arrested! Charged with battery.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous auburn haired sex said...

All generalizations are false, including this one.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous free schoolgirl porn naked nude bab said...

Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies

6:53 PM  
Anonymous divorce over porn said...

Good job!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous hbo porn said...

640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates 81

8:18 PM  
Anonymous arse anal cunt come said...

Hello all!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous fun sex game said...

C++ should have been called B

9:31 PM  
Anonymous porn torrent said...

Magnific!

10:04 PM  
Anonymous helpless sex oral said...

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous imipr said...

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous chefs having sex said...

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous podcast sex index said...

Magnific!

12:48 AM  
Anonymous britneys sex stories said...

Build a watch in 179 easy steps - by C. Forsberg.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous card funny sex said...

Build a watch in 179 easy steps - by C. Forsberg.

2:15 AM  
Anonymous free danish sex said...

All generalizations are false, including this one.

2:56 AM  
Anonymous hot teen porn said...

C++ should have been called B

3:48 AM  
Anonymous indian group sex said...

What is a free gift ? Aren't all gifts free?

4:41 AM  
Anonymous wednesday addams porn said...

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

5:29 AM  
Anonymous jenna bush sex said...

Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.

6:10 AM  
Anonymous porn sex violent said...

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous asian schoolgirls young porn xxx said...

Hello all!

7:27 AM  
Anonymous teen sex storys said...

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous brazil porn with animals said...

If ignorance is bliss, you must be orgasmic.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous 3-d sex games said...

What is a free gift ? Aren't all gifts free?

9:25 AM  
Anonymous personnel sex clips said...

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

10:05 AM  
Anonymous buy phentermine tablets buy phentermine without said...

Clap on! , Clap off! clap@#&$NO CARRIER

10:50 AM  
Anonymous phentermine is an amphetamine said...

What is a free gift ? Aren't all gifts free?

11:43 AM  
Anonymous xenical hgh phentermine qu it smoking detox said...

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Reina Sofia said...

I have tried xanax and valium. I highly recommend its use. You can buy it online WWW.MEDSHEAVEN.COM even without prescription.

9:44 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home