Friday, November 25, 2016

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Tower of Babel

From Google Art Project and Khan Academy: A short video introduction to Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Tower of Babel:


You can learn more about this famous painting at Wikipedia, and you can read the Biblical account here at the UnTextbook: Tower of Babel. There are also Jewish legends about the Tower collected by Louis Ginzberg.

Here is Bruegel's painting:


And here are some details showing the city in the background, the workers, and King Nimrod:






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