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Tour de Babel

A United humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, agreed to build a city and a tower "tall enough to reach heaven".Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2016
The Tower of Babel is a Near Eastern myth that is recorded in the Jewish Tanakh's first book (Genesis); it is meant to explain the origin of different languages. According to the story, a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, came to the land of Shinar (Hebrew: שנער‎‎). There they agreed to build a city and a tower "tall enough to reach heaven"; seeing this, God, viewing such behavior as rude and disrespectful, confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world.
The Tower of Babel has been associated with known structures according to some modern scholars, notably the Etemenanki, a ziggurat dedicated to the Mesopotamian god Marduk by Nabopolassar, king of Babylonia (c. 610 BCE). The Great Ziggurat of Babylon was 91 metres (300 ft) in height. Alexander the Great ordered it demolished circa 331 BCE in preparation for a reconstruction that his death forestalled.
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Nimrod laat de Toren van Babel bouwen

Nimrod laat de Toren van Babel bouwen

Onder de supervisie van koning Nimrod wordt de Toren van Babel gebouwd. Rond de toren vinden bouwwerkzaamheden plaats. Rechts op de voorgrond zijn twee beeldhouwers aan het werk, links knielen twee figuren voor... More

De vernietiging van de toren van Babel

De vernietiging van de toren van Babel

Public domain image of a city, buildings, cityscape, streets, 17th-century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Mont Ararat ou s'arrèta l'arche de Noé ; Tour de Babel ; Ninive ; Babylone.

Mont Ararat ou s'arrèta l'arche de Noé ; Tour de Babel ; Ninive ; Baby...

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Babel from BL Add 27210, f. 3 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Babel from BL Add 27210, f. 3 - Public domain medieval manuscript

The confusion of the language at the building of the tower of Babel (Gen. 11): the builders of Babel are murdering each other. Detail of a miniature depicting scenes from Genesis. Image taken from f. 3 of Hagga... More

Topographia urbium à Nembrod et à Nino eorumque posteris fabricatarum.

Topographia urbium à Nembrod et à Nino eorumque posteris fabricatarum.

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Toren van Babel - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication image

Toren van Babel - Rijksmuseum public domain dedication image

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De toren van Babel - Drawing. Public domain image.

De toren van Babel - Drawing. Public domain image.

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Athanasius Kircher - Atanasii Kircheri S.J. Turris Babel. [Frontispiece]

Athanasius Kircher - Atanasii Kircheri S.J. Turris Babel. [Frontispiec...

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Les murs de Babylone (jardins suspendus)

Les murs de Babylone (jardins suspendus)

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Toren van Babel - Engraving, Public domain image

Toren van Babel - Engraving, Public domain image

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Val van de toren van Babel - A black and white drawing of a tower of babe

Val van de toren van Babel - A black and white drawing of a tower of b...

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The building of the tower of Babel

The building of the tower of Babel

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Toren van Babel - A drawing of a tower with a lot of people around it

Toren van Babel - A drawing of a tower with a lot of people around it

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Prospectus Rúderúm Turris Babel, ex parte Septentrionali observatus per Petrum à valle; Prospectus Rúderúm Turris Babel, ex parte Aústialis observatore Petro à valle.

Prospectus Rúderúm Turris Babel, ex parte Septentrionali observatus pe...

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Toren van Babel - A drawing of a tower of babe

Toren van Babel - A drawing of a tower of babe

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Toren van Babel - Public domain  drawing

Toren van Babel - Public domain drawing

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Nimrod supervising the building of the Tower of Babel

Nimrod supervising the building of the Tower of Babel

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Tower of Babel from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 15v

Tower of Babel from BL Royal 15 D III, f. 15v

Detail of a miniature of the building of the Tower of Babel, with a section of a decorated initial 'D'. Image taken from f. 15v of Bible historiale, the early version. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscrip... More

Athanasius Kircher - oelum Lunae.

Athanasius Kircher - oelum Lunae.

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Toren v. Babel naar P. Breughel

Toren v. Babel naar P. Breughel

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Bouw van de Toren van Babel / Abraham en Lot verlaten hun vaderland

Bouw van de Toren van Babel / Abraham en Lot verlaten hun vaderland

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Toren van Babel - Drawing. Public domain image.

Toren van Babel - Drawing. Public domain image.

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Page of text with rubrics, initials and drawing of Tower of Babel.

Page of text with rubrics, initials and drawing of Tower of Babel.

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Castle Sainct Babel - Public domain medieval manuscript

Castle Sainct Babel - Public domain medieval manuscript

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The building of the Tower of Babel

The building of the Tower of Babel

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The Building of the Tower of Babel

The Building of the Tower of Babel

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Text with drawing of tower of Babel.

Text with drawing of tower of Babel.

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Tower of Babel and Zoroaster from BL YT 28, f. 51

Tower of Babel and Zoroaster from BL YT 28, f. 51

Miniature of the building of the Tower of Babel; miniature of Zoroaster with two demons, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 51 of Secreta secretorum (ff. 1-43); Il Tesoro (translati... More

Descriptio Turris Babylonicœ a Nino et Semiramide exstructa.

Descriptio Turris Babylonicœ a Nino et Semiramide exstructa.

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Nimrod supervising the building of the Tower of Babel

Nimrod supervising the building of the Tower of Babel

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The building of the Tower of Babel and God's visit

The building of the Tower of Babel and God's visit

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Athanasius Kircher - Turris Babel.

Athanasius Kircher - Turris Babel.

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Tower of Babel from BL Eg 1894, f. 5v

Tower of Babel from BL Eg 1894, f. 5v

Miniature of the construction of the Tower of Babel, with masons carrying materials up a ladder, mixing mortar, and on the right, Nimrod (identified by an inscription over his head) is advised by sages to stop... More

Athanasius Kircher - Nimbrod Filius Chus, ... [Genes. 10.]

Athanasius Kircher - Nimbrod Filius Chus, ... [Genes. 10.]

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Nimrod supervising the building of the Tower of Babel

Nimrod supervising the building of the Tower of Babel

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Tower of Babel from BL YT 28, f. 51

Tower of Babel from BL YT 28, f. 51

Detail of a miniature of the building of the Tower of Babel, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 51 of Secreta secretorum (ff. 1-43); Il Tesoro (translation of Li Livres dou Tresor) ... More

The building of the Tower of Babel

The building of the Tower of Babel

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Tower of Babel from BL Royal 17 E II, f. 8

Tower of Babel from BL Royal 17 E II, f. 8

Miniature of the building of the Tower of Babel, at the beginning of Book 1. Image taken from f. 8 of Le recoeil des histoires de Troyes (Le livre nomme Hercules). Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Co... More

Hæc ruet eversis nun qua Babilonia Muris, Stans memori quantum steterit Kircherius Orbi.

Hæc ruet eversis nun qua Babilonia Muris, Stans memori quantum steteri...

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Tower of Babel from BL Royal 17 E II, f. 8

Tower of Babel from BL Royal 17 E II, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of the building of the Tower of Babel, at the beginning of Book 1. Image taken from f. 8 of Le recoeil des histoires de Troyes (Le livre nomme Hercules). Written in French. The BL Royal M... More

Atanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu. Turris Babel, sive Archontologia ... [Title page]