Biblical scholars have long debated whether the Tower of Babel really existed. Now, a remarkable stone tablet never before shown on film appears to settle that question.

From the Series: Secrets: Tower of Babel



  1. It most likely was real. But not the bible version.
    I have a feeling that tyrants had control once and eventually the people rose up and freed themselves.
    Since the bible says God ended the tower so easily, why let it be built at all?
    Too many holes.

  2. Come on, Smithsonian. I thought y'all were smarter than this. Also, those of us who love history don't want a fake enthusiastic announcer. It really makes this piece seem hokey. Sorry, but someone's gotta say it.

  3. I always assumed it was a real building that fell down and the guy that designed it was like “Folks, it was a great design. Some say the best design since the earth was created three thousand years ago. It would have been a beautiful. Very luxurious. But God, God did like seeing a building that was so bigly.” I think that’s exactly how it happened.

  4. This silly drama with such a sappy naration is something for which the Smithsonian should be deeply ashamed. It has a silly narator, cheesy dramatic music, and almost no story. Today, many grade school productions have more depth. However, this video lets me know that I don't ever want to see more of the Smitsonian Channel.


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