The Tower of Babel

By Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Ardan Michael Blum
Oct 22 · 2 min read
Tower of Babel — Full size view.
Tower of Babel — Full size view.

The Tower of Babel Story as told in Genesis 11:1–9, is an origin myth meant to explain why the world’s peoples speak different languages.

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Zoom into lower left of the painting by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder. Round faced figure in the group with king Nimrod.
Zoom into lower left of the painting by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder. Round faced figure in the group with king Nimrod.
King Nimrod and followers in zoom view.
King Nimrod and followers in zoom view.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of a city next to the tower being built.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of a city next to the tower being built.
The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of the city (with a bridge between sections) located next to the tower.
The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Image of the city (with a bridge between sections) located next to the tower.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Close up view of workers on the tower.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. Close up view of workers on the tower.
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. View of ships bringing building materials. (Lower left)
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder’s painting The Tower of Babel in zoom view. View of ships bringing building materials. (Lower left)
In this zoom view one sees a horse being driven along a part of the tower. Helping to understand the size of the monument!
In this zoom view one sees a horse being driven along a part of the tower. Helping to understand the size of the monument!

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