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Madeleine Student

on 14 October 2013

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Transcript of Ziggurats

What are Ziggurats?
pyramids that Sumerians made
they made them to praise the Gods
Why build Ziggurat's?
Sumerian's built ziggurats for the Gods
They believed that powerful Gods lived in the sky
Ziggurats are built in the center of each town
all Ziggurats have 3 staircases going to the first "floor"
Ziggurats have four floors
on the top floor there is an altar where people pray
people leave food on the altar for the Gods
How Ziggurats are built
About the Sumerians
Writing System
the Sumerians were one of the first group of people to have a standerd writing system
they wrote on little mud chips called, clay tokens
Beliefs about there gods
each city had a Ziggurat that they thought housed one of the gods.

each family also had a god/goddess that they worshipped.

they believed that the gods controlled powerful forces that dictated their fate.
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