Are There Any Remains Of The Tower Of Babel?
With kings and counselors of the earth, who built ruins for themselves. (Job 3:14)
2 Kings 19:25
There really isn’t much left of the Tower of Babel. Alexander the Great removed bricks and the outer coating, but he never rebuilt it. However, most researchers think they know where the foundation is located.
Also, there was an archaeological artifact found called a “stele.” A stele (pronounced the same as steal or steel) is actually a rock slab with pictures and inscriptions on it. Archaeologists love finding things like this.
The Tower of Babel stele has an image of Nebuchadnezzar next to the Tower of Babel. It shows its shape as a ziggurat (imagine a step pyramid or a pyramid with several flat layers on it).
About 440 B.C., a historian named Herodotus claimed he saw the tower and described it:
“It has a solid central tower, one furlong square, with a second erected on top of it and then a third, and so on up to eight. All eight towers can be climbed by a spiral way running around the outside, and about halfway up there are seats for those who make the journey to rest on.”
This is a great confirmation of the Bible’s truthfulness about the Tower of Babel. But remember, the ultimate reason we can know the Tower of Babel existed is because God’s Word is true!