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Ziggurats are temple platforms of ancient Mesopotamia (2013)

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Ziggurats are temple platforms of ancient Mesopotamia (2013)


@ETH_start 12 days

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Religious structures commonly ascend upward in a pyramid/cone shape, toward a point. This seems to map to a hierarchy of human values, in order to symbolize the supreme value that should guide a person and society (e.g. a supreme all-powerful, life-giving consciousness).

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@mcguire 12 days

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Saw the title and was thinking, "Yes, and?" It's not exactly a crazy surprise.

On the other hand, the article is good as a general introduction, and I hadn't heard of the Great Mosque of Samarra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mosque_of_Samarra) before. Neat.

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@allemagne 12 days

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Anything notable about this article I'm missing? Just seems pretty tame for being on the front page

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@blipvert 12 days

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Ziggurat Vertigo.

Good times ……

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@brundolf 12 days

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Anybody else learn the word via this videogame?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat_(video_game)

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@Archelaos 12 days

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> Most religions have attempted to build their sanctuaries on prominent heights to be visible to all the faithful.

Most? Can we even count religions?

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@dahart 12 days

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There’s a rejection sampling method named after Ziggurats that was named because of the shape of the ancient temples https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat_algorithm

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@tablespoon 12 days

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The article photo looks like it's actually of a Mayan pyramid, which is silly since it seems like there are perfectly impressive pictures of actual Ziggurats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat.

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