Translation of ziggurat in Spanish:


zigurat, n.

Pronunciation /ˈzɪɡəˌræt/ /ˈzɪɡʊrat/

Definition of zigurat in Spanish


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    zigurat masculine
    • Stepped pyramids known as ziggurats survive from the 3rd millennium BC in Mesopotamia.
    • The Mesopotamians built massive temples or ziggurats which housed the priestly class, the human representatives of the gods.
    • The Tower of Babel, the great ziggurat beside Babylon's temple of Marduk, dates to this era.
    • In its heyday, the city was enclosed by a wall some 8km in circumference, enclosing at one corner a citadel that contained a ziggurat, temples, and palaces.
    • This view, modelled upon ancient ziggurats, is probably very similar to how it actually appeared.
    • In the pre-dynastic period, it was Mesopotamia and its ziggurats that provided the model for the Egyptians.
    • Kiln-fired bricks were invented by the Mesopotamians to create the complex towering ziggurats of the Sumerian and Babylonian empires.
    • Tall yellow candles towered like ziggurats over a city of dishes stacked with onion pies, potato dumplings, mettwurst and weisswurst.
    • This piece evokes ancient architecture, in particular the ziggurat of the Assyrians.
    • Dispensing with his ‘prairie style’, he peppered the scheme with domes, spires and ziggurats.
    • I'm doing an ambient-metal installation in a Greek art gallery and writing about ziggurats.
    • I've seen the wax ziggurats, the elevated boats and spare architecture.
    • The nearby floating stairs are cast concrete bolstered by steel ziggurats tied into floor joists.
    • Cartons of bottled water for rescue workers rose in charitable ziggurats outside police stations and schools.
    • West Sacramento has a giant ziggurat on the river.
    • Opposite the ziggurat of technology was a single unmade cot.
    • Shellfire damaged the brickwork of the ziggurat at Ur, which was constructed in 2100 B.C.
    • He guided Tennyson and Clara to a stepped display that looked rather like Tennysons' model of a ziggurat from History class.
    • The ziggurat occupies the center, surrounded by a city wall.
    • Just beyond the bridge is a little park, too rocky to develop, that rises in the middle to a rounded granite ziggurat.