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This ziggurat is found in Iraq.

From Genesis 10–11 (God’s true account of the past), we learn that all people spoke the same language after the great flood. God had told Noah and his family to fill the earth. But the people disobeyed and started building a city and a tower to help them stay together. God gave the families different languages so they couldn’t understand each other, and they moved to different parts of the earth. The people passed on the memory of the tower of Babel to their descendants.

The building of this temple offended the gods. In a night they threw down what had been built. They scattered them abroad and made strange their speech. The progress they impeded.

This legend comes from Assyrian tablets of Nineveh..

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