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Abel Grimmer – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1610
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Abel Grimmer – The Tower of Babel c1605
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Abel Grimmer – The Tower of Babel c1605
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Anonymous Dutch painter-  Tower of Babel 15th C
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Unknown engraver
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Anton Mozart – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1600
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Athanasius Kircher – Turris Babel 1679
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Bedford Book of Hours, c. 1423
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Charles Gussin, La Construction de la Tour de Babel, 1690,
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Cornelis Anthonisz – The Fall of the Tower of Babel c1595
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Dutch school – Tower of Babel (17th century)
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Frans Francken – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1620
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Frans Francken – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1630
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Gillis van Valckenborch – Tower of Babel 1568
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Hendrick Van Cleve – Tower of Babel 16thC
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Hendrick Van Cleve – Tower of Babel 16thC

The Tower of Babel forms the focus of a story told in the Book of Genesis of the Bible. According to the story, a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating from the east, came to the land of Shinar. The Tower of Babel has often been associated with known structures, notably the Etemenanki, a ziggurat dedicated to the Mesopotamian god Marduk by Nabopolassar, king of Babylonia (c. 610 BC)-The Great Ziggurat of Babylon base was square (not round), 91 metres (300 ft) in height, and demolished by Alexander the Great. A Sumerian story with some similar elements is told in Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta. The narrative of the city of Babel is recorded in Genesis 11:1-9. Everyone on earth spoke the same language. As people migrated from the east, they settled in the land of Shinar. People there sought to make bricks and build a city and a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for themselves, so that they not be scattered over the world. God came down to look at the city and tower, and remarked that as one people with one language, nothing that they sought would be out of their reach. God went down and confounded their speech, so that they could not understand each other, and scattered them over the face of the earth, and they stopped building the city. Thus the city was called Babel.

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Jacob Grimmer – Construction of the Tower of Babel 16th C
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Jan Christiaensz Micker c1620
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Johann Baptist Baaderon the ceiling of the Pfarrkirche St. Johann Baptist, Wessobrunn, Germany. c1780
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Joos de Momper – Turmbau zu Babel c 1595
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L. A. Corvinus in J.J. Scheuchzer’s Sacred Physics 1735
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Lodewyk Toeput – Turmbau zu Babel c 1585
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Lucas van Valckenborch – Tower of Babel 1594
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Lucas van Valckenborch (Attributed to) c1595
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Lucas van Valkenborch – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1590
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Maarten van Heemskerck c1530
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Marten van Valckenborch – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1595
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Marten van Valckenborch – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1600
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Marten van Valckenborch – Tower of Babel.1600
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Marten van Valckenborch the Elder –  – Tower of Babel 1595

La Torre de era una significativa edificación rescatada por el imaginario judeocristiano, que fue construida por los hombres en tiempos inmemoriales y que f se puede identificar con el histórico zigurat Etemenanki de la antigua ciudad de Babilonia. Este edificio, en cuya cúspide estaba la Esagila -templo dedicado a Marduk-, originalmente tenía siete pisos de altura y más de 91 metros, pero pocos de sus restos permanecen en la actualidad.La Torre de Babel no solo es una edificación clave en la tradición judeocristiana y mencionada en el antiguo Testamento, sino también pertenece al ideario universal y su historia ha trascendido generaciones. Pero la leyenda de la torre reposa sobre una realidad, pues existía en efecto en Babilonia una construcción de varios pisos y de origen desconocido, que era ya restaurada en tiempos de Nabopolasar (625-605 AC), fundador de la dinastía caldea. Inclusive, esta construcción se llamaba Etemenanki, que puede ser interpretado como “la mansión de lo alto entre el cielo y la tierra”, concordando con las principales interpretaciones del capítulo 11 del Génesis que afirman sobre la construcción de la torre, que los hombres pretendían alcanzar el Cielo. Una inscripción que data del tiempo de Nabopolasar señala: “Marduk (el gran dios de Babilonia) me ha ordenado colocar sólidamente las bases de la Etemenanki hasta alcanzar el mundo subterráneo y hacer de este modo que su cúspide llegue hasta el cielo”. En otra inscripción, de los tiempos de Nabucodonosor, se precisa que la decoración de la cúspide estaba hecha de “ladrillos de esmalte azul brillante, es decir, adornada del color del cielo, perfectamente adaptado para dar la impresión de que el edificio se perdía en el azul infinito.

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Meister der Weltenchronik German Late Medieval – Construction of the Tower of Babel c. 1370
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Monsu Desiderio – The Tower of Babel c1620
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Peter Brueghel The Elder- The Small Tower of Babel, 1563
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Peter Brueghel The Elder- The Tower of Babel, 1563
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Peter Brueghel the younger – Tower of babel c1595
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Pieter Brueghel the Younger – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1620
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Pieter Schoubroeck – Construction of the Tower of Babel c1600
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The Confusion of Tongues by Gustave Doré (1865)
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Tobias Verhaecht – The Tower of Babel c1610
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Tobias Verhaecht – The Tower of Babel c1620
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Unknown Artist

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Unknown artist – The Tower of Babel
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Unknown Master, German (active at the end of 16th century in Nuremberg)
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