Tower of Babel

  • Tower of Babel

THE MYTH

The Tower of Babel, described in biblical literature, was a built in the land of Babylonia, some time after the deluge. Genesis tells the tale of the Babylonians who wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty tower “with its top in the heavens.” God, appalled by human vanity and arrogance, confused their language, so that they could no longer understand one another. The worked stopped and they spread across the globe told by God to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

A good thing the language of alcohol is universal

 

EPILOGUE

An ancient tablet discovered more than 100 years ago in the remains of the ancient city of Babylon, located about 80 miles south of Baghdad in modern Iraq commemorates the building of a nearly 300-foot tower from Babylon and has recently been deciphered by Dr. Andrew George, a professor of Babylonian at the University of London. Dating from the time of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II (reigned 605 – 562 BC), it contains an image of the king and the huge, seven-tiered ziggurat that he had constructed. It also contains an account of the building of the tower. Does this prove that the tower really did exist?

It is part of a private collection of Norwegian businessman Martin Schøyen.