Torre de Babel (Tower of Babel)

A construção e desaparecimento da Torre de Babel surge no livro bíblico Génesis (XI, 1-9) «façamos para nós uma cidade e uma torre cujo cimo atinja os céus (...) deram-lhe o nome de Babel, porque ali o Senhor confundiu a linguagem de todos os habitantes da Terra e dali os dispersou». Para alguns seria um ziggurat mesopotâmico. Mostra a diversidade dos povos e línguas do Mundo.

The construction and demise of the Tower of Babel appears in the biblical book Genesis (XI, 1-9) "let us build for ourselves a city and a tower whose top may reach into heaven (...) gave it the name Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the inhabitants of earth and scattered them from there." For some it would be a Mesopotamian ziggurat. It demonstrates the diversity of peoples and languages of the world.

Meister der Weltenchronik-'Weltchronik in Versen szene der Turmbau zu Babel'-pergament-ca 1370 München-Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Hendrick III van Cleve (ca 1525-1589)-'the construction of Tower of Babel'-oil on canvas Otterlo-Kröller-Müller Museum (uma de várias versões) (one of several versions)

Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574)-'hanging gardens of Babylon (tower of Babel in the background)'-engraving

Pieter Brueghel, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)-'Turmbau zu Babel' 'tower of Babel'-oil on wood-1563 Wien-Kunsthistorisches Museum Gemäldegalerie

Cornelius Anthoniszoon (1505-2553)-'the fall of the Tower of Babel'-etching London-British Museum

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