Antedating of "Ziggurat"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 28 22:12:26 UTC 2014

ziggurat (OED 1877)

1874 _Dublin University Magazine_ Aug. 216 (ProQuest)  According to the Assyrian inscriptions, there were at least four temples in this space -- two temples to Ishtar, the Goddess of Nineveh, a temple to Nebo and Merodach, and a "Ziggurat" or temple-tower.

Fred Shapiro

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