Great Ziggurat at Ur—Ancient Architecture
Lecture no. 6 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
With the magnificent ziggurats, ancient people reached for the sky, which was the domain of the deities. Learn about Nanna, the Sumerian moon god, and experience the architectural grandeur at the heart of Sumerian daily life. While wars, climate, and looting have wrought their damage on the ziggurat at Ur, enough remains to tell a fascinating story.