3d drawings ziggurat 3d sketch design; 3d sketch ziggurat in iran with sketchup format in ancient civilizations of western asia; they built a sanctuary for the gods; the highest being called the ziggurat; which means ascending to heaven. they were building the ziggurat on the heights. the ziggurat used the finest and most durable building materials of that time. ziggurat is a akkadian word. the sumerian word for it is ziggurat and its elamite is ziggurat. in iran the pronunciation of this word is taken from roman gearshman-s articles and is more commonly called -ziggurat-; meaning lifting and lifting. ziggurats are pyramid-shaped; but they are made of clay or brick