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Tower of Babel

Al Hillah Iraq

Construction Dates
Floor Count8
Building Uses
 - religious
Structural Types
 - pyramid
Architectural Style
 - wedding cake
 - masonry
 - earth
 - gold

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof295 ftWonders of the World Book Book - Dorling Kinderley Inc.

This building is believed to have several incarnations, the final and largest one being the one built by King Nebuchadnezzar. The biblical version is an earlier one. Data in this entry is that of Nebuchadnezzar's project.

The building was constructed of mud brick, and is estimated to be about as wide as it was high with eight terraces of decreasing width and height. At the top stood a temple.

The ziggurat stood within a much larger temple grounds. Some bricks still remain today.

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