Tower of Babel, illustration

Tower of Babel, illustration

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Caption: Tower of Babel, illustration. The story of the Tower of Babel is told in the Book of Genesis in the Judaeo-Christian bible. The tower was built in Babylon on the Shinar plain by descendants of Noah. As an attempt to reach heaven, the tower angered God who destroyed it. As punishment, the builders were scattered and instead of one language there were now many.

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