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Tower of Babel
Etemenanki

Al Hillah Iraq

Status:destroyed
Construction Dates
  Began-580
  Finished-560
  Destroyed-460
Floor Count8
Building Uses
 - religious
Structural Types
 - pyramid
Architectural Style
 - wedding cake
Materials
 - masonry
 - earth
 - gold

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

Description
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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