Timeline. Structures. Key Terms. Key People. Inventions. Ishtar Gate, Babylon c.575 BCE. Processional Way. Babylon. ziggurat. A tall, terraced tower with up to seven successively smaller stages, placed one on top of the other, and a temple at the summit. (Think of a square, multitiered wedding cake.) Conceived as artificial mountains, which the priest-king climbed to commune with the gods.. Herodotus. Greek Historian 450 BCE "Babylon surpasses in splendor any city in the known world.". Wheel. Writing. First legal code.
Megalith. Cromlech. Sarsen Stones. Trilothon.
Historical Setting. Structures. Key People. Inventions. Key Terms. Pyramids. Temples. Zoser c.2700 BCE. Imhotep. Cheops. Chephren. Mycerinus. Ben-Ben. Pyramids of Giza c.2570-2500 BCE. Stepped Pyramid of Zoser c.2700 BCE. Red Pyramid. Bent Pyramid. Collapsed Pyramid.
USA. Introduction. Structures. Architects. Key Terms.