I mentioned Sumerians and Tower of Babel yesterday in my last article. And I said that I would give interesting information about it. I told you why Sumerians constructed the tower and the importance of it to Sumerians. Today, I am going to write about how the tower disappeared.
At that age the invaders of Babel city demolished the tower and gave harm to it. But, kings Nabopollasor and Nabukadnasor of Babel reconstructed the tower. After the Persian king Xerkes had conquered Babel in 479 BC, unfortunately the tower was not fixed again. Then Alexander the great came to Babel and he admired the tower although it was demolished. He decided to restore it. Ten thousand people worked for two months and they cleaned the ruins. The restoration lasted until Alexander the Great was dead.
According to the legend of The Tower of Babel, human beings was speaking only one language thousands of years ago. So, they were communicating easily. And this lasted until the construction of The Tower of Babel started. They wanted to reach heaven and secrets of god. God took it as disrespect and challenge against him. So god broke language unity and he gave diffferent languages to each worker.
God caused a fit among his people and placed divisiveness. After the punishment, people couldn’t go on with each other and the construction of the tower stopped. Lots of nations and languages showed up by this way. This is the first legend known of the history about language diversity. You may not believe in the legend. But the existence of the Tower of Babel is real.
The Tower of Babel takes place even in holy books. Herodot, the ancient Greek Historian, has talked about the tower in detail. And each description has got similarity. I wish the Tower of Babel survived. It is a great loss for archaeology. Thank you for reading.