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Note the reverence of the workers for the king. As the Biblical tale goes Nimrod was a great-grandson of Noah. He was a selfish character who forgot their creator and wanted glory for himself. In the end, his dream of a huge tower would fail. We read in Genesis that indecision spread as God caused the people to speak different languages, instead of just one. No longer could the builders understand one another! This is why their city came to be called "Babel" which we translate as "confusion".
Date Created: 1563
Original Title: Toren van Babel
About the two versions of this painting
[Second version: https://www.boijmans.nl/]
Povenance: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
About the painting
HUGE ZOOM-VIEWS OF THE TOWER OF BABEL
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Top left: 29,696 × 29,696 px
Top center: 29,696 × 29,696 px
Top right: 29,696 × 29,696 px
Top far right cropped: 706 × 29,696 pixels
Middle left: 29,696 × 29,696 px
Center middle: 29,696 × 29,696 px
Center right: 29,696 × 29,696 px
Center far right cropped: 706 × 29,696 pixels
Base left: 29,696 × 6,314 px
Base middle: 29,696 × 6,314 px
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