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Finally , the interior wall (190 X 170 m) encloses the Ziggurat , which originally was 53 m and five stories high , is the largest surviving monument of its kind , beyond Babylonia and Assyria. It was constructed according to the models of the Mesopotamian culture. The monument was built in two stages and in the second phase took its multilayered form. The outer facade of the Ziggurat is of baked bricks and the rest of the building is of unbaked mud adobe.

 

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The complex is built mainly of mud-bricks. The monuments were well built and beautifully decorated with glazed baked bricks , gypsum , ornaments of faience and glass. Thousands of baked bricks bearing inscriptions with Elamites cuneiform characters were all inscribed by hand , ornamenting the most important buildings. Glazed terracotta statues such as bulls and winged griffins guarded the entrances to the Ziggurat Iran.

 

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