Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tower of Babel

They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

So goes the story of the Tower of Babel, from Genesis 11. Arthur Gugick built a great microscale version.

One note, when you follow that link, Arthur has a backstory that this is based on some archaeological evidence. Despite his normal penchant for building extremely accurate versions of real structures, he's pulling our collective legs here. This is actually his own design. I have to admit that he got me on this one - I was searching around on line to find more details about the fictional archaeological findings he cites. Given that I've previously blogged a MOC of the Etemenanki Ziggurat, I figured it was all too reasonable that some other structure had been found that may have been the source for the biblical tale.

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