Antedating of "Ziggurat"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu May 29 10:54:09 UTC 2014

Also, if a use in italics counts, 1859:
"This is quoted from the cylinders of Nabonidus excavated by Mr. Taylor from the four corners of the tower or _ziggurat_ of the temple of the Moon at _Mugheir_."
v. 1 p. 501 n. 3
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Stephen Goranson
Fred Shapiro wrote:
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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.

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