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Historians Piece Together the Rise of the Tower of Babel

Short | 03:08

After the siege of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar brought back slaves to work on his ziggurat ? the structure that would later be known in biblical history as the Tower of Babel.

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The Tower of Babel is one of the most dramatic stories in the Bible, an apocalyptic tale of the construction of a mighty stairway to heaven that was destroyed by the wrath of God. Now, an incredible discovery suggests that this immense structure wasn't simply a work of fiction, but existed in the legendary city of Babylon. Host Adam Mastrelli examines the mysteries of this lost wonder of the ancient world, the legendary King Nebuchadnezzar II who built it, and his prisoners of war, who may have inspired the biblical tale.

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