Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil

Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, Susa
One of the important ceremonies at Choghazanbil was to honor the god Shimit which was held on May 8 each year. In this ceremony known as the Tuga festival, a fat cow was sacrificed to the god. The Elamite used to observe another ceremony called Gushum held at the beginning of fall where a fattened sheep was sacrificed at the temples of Pinikir and Kirisha.