The Great Ziggurat of Ur, Ancient Babylon, Tell el-Muqayyar, Dhi Qar Province, Iraq
The Great Ziggurat of Ur is one of the most breathtaking remains of what what is left of Ancient Ur. It was dedicated to Nanna, the God of the Moon, who was the patron deity of Ur (Complex Religion). The construction of the Ziggurat was authorized by King Ur-Nammu of the Third Dynasty of Ur and his son, King Shulgi. The Ziggurat consists of layers of mud-bricks, which have preserved the structure of Ziggurat throughout time.