Ziggurat twilight

By: Oshin D. Zakarian


Region: Middle East

Site: Choqha Zanbil - Iran


Orion rising over the 3200-year old Ziggurat of Choqha Zanbil, a World Heritage Site in southwest Iran. Ancient Mesopotamian astronomers observed the night sky from atop these ziggurats. Choqha Zanbil's ziggurat is considered to be the best preserved in the world. Oshin Zakarian/

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