"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 28 October 2010



A ziggurat is a type of step-pyramid temple first built by the Sumerians 5,000 years ago in southern Mesopotamia, made of sun-dried mud bricks. The peoples of Mesopotamia – the Assyrians and Babylonians continued building ziggurats for thousands of years.


  1. I have also seen it spelled ziqqurat.

  2. I think I should like a ziggurat in my back yard. Just a small one, from the top of which I can pay my respects to the sun and moon. I don't think my neighbors will mind :)

  3. Ziggurat(: such a cool word, im studying these in socialstudys