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Illustrated History : Ancient Ziggurat's and Temples

Ancient Temple of Diana Coin In ancient times Diana was the Goddess of the Ephesians. Her Greek name was Artemis and she was also represented as Astarte. Her Temple was one of the wonders of the ancient world, and her statue was believed to have fallen from heaven.

Jerusalem Temple It is interesting that in the Middle East certain places have remained holy throughout the centuries, even if another religion may have taken possession of them. Today the Moslem Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is the prominent building where the Jewish temple once stood. When Jesus came to Jerusalem, the Temple had just been marvelously rebuilt by Herod the Great. The Temple area had been enlarged to a size of about thirty-five acres.

Luxor - Amun Cult Center near Karnak This sketch is a reconstruction of Luxor, near Karnak which was another cult center of the Amun.

Mayan Acropolis at Copan This sketch is a reconstruction of the ancient multi-plaza "acropolis" at Copan which was a major Maya Classic settlement and religious center.

Oval Temple at Khafaje This sketch is a reconstruction of the ancient Sumerian "Oval Temple" at Khafaje from around 2500 BC. Archaeologists unearthed this site in the 1930's.

Solomon's Bronze Laver The laver of cleansing in the outer court of Solomon's Temple.

Solomon's Temple Court Illustration of the court of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.

Temple of Amun at Karnak This sketch is a reconstruction of the great ancient temple of Amun at Karnak, the ram-headed god of Thebes. His union was with the sun-god Re and thus Amun-Re.

Temple of Marduk Reconstruction Sketch of the Temple of Marduk, Babylon

Ziggurat at Ur Reconstruction Sketch of the Ziggurat at Ur