Gudea, prince of Lagash, 2120 B.C, Louvre. Lagash was one of the oldest cities of the Ancient Near East. It was an important Sumerian city in the late millennium BC. Lagash is located northwest of the junction of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.
This is an example of a ziggurat located in ancient Mesopotamia. They had many functions. The top of them was a place to worship gods and they were the beginning of public buildings when civilizations were being created. (Comment by original pinner.