UNESCO Heritage Sites

Tchogha Zanbil

Date of Inscription: 1979

Province of Khuzestan

Planted in a vast irrigated steppe in the region of Susa here is the ziggurat of Tchoga Zanbil. Built in the 14th century BC, it was the heart of a sacred city where the divine pantheon of the Elamite kingdom was gathered. Better preserved than its Mesopotamian counterparts, it is a fabulous brick architectural work, both mysterious and eloquent.