But the ziggurats were in prominent areas. Cities had their own patron god or goddess (some places even had two ziggurats, one for a god of both sexes) and priests were the only ones allowed into these temples. They had the honor of catering to the needs of the gods and were powerful figures in their respective communities... Showed first 250 characters
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They had the honor of catering to the needs of the gods and were powerful figures in their respective communities. Mesopotamians also built the Tower of Babel, which was supposed to have been built as bridge from earth to heaven. It was most likely located in Neo-Babylonia (home of the Hanging Gardens) and was also one of the Seven Wonders of the World, although it no longer exists... Showed next 250 characters
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o Where: Eshnunna ( modern Tell Asmar, Iraq); The Square Temple.
o When: c. 2900-2600 BCE.
o Votive figures were made as an act of worship to the gods and placed in a shrine before the image of the god...