Tchogha Zanbil, Shush

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  • Very nice historical place to visit - holy city of kingdom of eelam - like Chechen itsa in Mexico - You can eat local delicious foods in khattam village near site specially in ahmad house .  more »
  • Hire a driver and guide this day, around chogazambil, Hafta PE from Chester went to chouchou. Dominated as no other world heritage sites. Overwhelmed by the scale of the building without knowing that the difficult history. That is about 2 and a half floors are left now, and just to hear more so, which at that time was spread over 5 floors, much of what it was to an image quite a clear, Also what it mainly had done what her life would be inspired by the imagination.
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  • In the middle of the desert, after an hour's drive from the nearby town of Ahvaz, here suddenly stands the imposing figure of the Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil. Built by the Elamites to honor their God, could be compared to a huge stepped pyramid, whereas it is instead of five large terraces with the particularity that each of them has not been built based on the one below, but starting each time from below. Each point of observation stuns for perfection of the building and its grandeur; in some places are still visible the cuneiform writings as evidence of worship that was professed. The Ziggurat was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites. His visit is one of the most significant moments of our trip to Iran: not to be missed. If you have time to spare, it's worth visiting the small but significant town museum which preserves the finds in the Ziggurat.
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  • Chogha Zanbil (Tchogha Zanbil), the ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, was founded 1250 B.C. It was surrounded by three concentric walls. The principal element of this complex is a huge ziggurat dedicated to the Elamite divinties Inshushinak and Napirisha. It's a mysterious site. If it's possible for you, don't miss this place at evening with the brilliant lighting. Becareful of the opening hours.
  • A historical ziggurat. A sign of civilization ftom more than 3800 years ago.
  • Magical place with 3000 yrs+ history. loved it
  • Access was by means of a vaulted staircase, invisible from outside, unlike the squatter Mesopotamian ziggurats, which were equipped with three external staircases. Its early height originally rose to a height of 60 m long and was on 5 floors while today’s height is no more than 25 m high and only 2 floors and half of it has remained having been destroyed mostly by Assyrian king Ashurbanipal in 640 BC. The area of the construction base is a square 105 meters at 105 meters, twice a football field. Petroleum exploration due to increased global demand threatens the foundations of the site, as various seismic tests have been undertaken to explore for reserves of petroleum. After fifty years of oil activities in Zanbil engineers were engaged in a brick with inscriptions was found. Here comes the translation of it: "I Untash Gal, I carved golden bricks. I am here to set up home for the gods Gal and I have dedicated this sacred place. May my work which is a gift to the Gods Gal and Inshushinak be accepted."
  • This is one the most amazing architecture human beings have ever built. When you visit the place, especially in the afternoon, you feel you are right there in the ancient days of this land. When you read the inscriptions, you feel they are being recited by the ones who built it. It awesome. 💙

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