This is the first known mention of the "horns" of a ziggurat, and the exact meaning of the word is doubtful.
Near this arose the ziggurat or tower, and many smaller buildings, not unlike private dwellings.
It rather resembles a group of exaggerated sandhills, rising at one point into a blunt pyramid, the ziggurat.
The ziggurat at Borsippa had a base of earthwork 272 feet on each side, and was 26 feet high.
Bit-Yakin and the high-priest arrived at the foot of the ziggurat side by side, with the foremost of the company ten feet behind.
Every important city had its temple, and attached to its temple its ziggurat, which was a temple-observatory.
As Istar left her dwelling and walked slowly towards the foot of the ziggurat, she saw that the whole city lay in a flood of gold.
The inscribed bricks proved that this chamber, like the ziggurat itself was built by Ur-Engur.
The ziggurat at Muḳeyyer60 (Ur) excavated by Taylor similarly appears to have been three-storied, or possibly only two-storied.
The ziggurat was surrounded by an enclosure, some 400 yards square, the ingress and egress to which was by means of bronze gates.
1858, from Assyrian ziqquratu "height, pinnacle," from zaqaru "to be high."