Smithsonian Channel Spotlights Stone Tablet Believed to Confirm Biblical Tower of Babel

The first episode of the new season of the Smithsonian Channel’s “Secrets” series spotlights a stone tablet discovered in Babylon more than 100 years ago that is believed to confirm the existence of the biblical Tower of Babel as outlined in the Book of Genesis.
“Ancient texts have allowed experts to imagine what the building might have looked like,” a promotional video for the episode outlines, pointing to the Scriptures. “But now, astounding new evidence has emerged. Inscribed on the surface of a privately owned tablet, is an image that sensationally reveals what the Tower of Babel looked like.”
Although the tablet, which dates to approximately 600 B.C., was unearthed a century ago, it was just recently that the piece was brought to ancient text expert Dr. Andrew George of the University of London, who noted that the stone bears an image seemingly depicting the biblical tower.
During the broadcast, George explains the drawings and inscriptions on the tablet, which include a stepped tower and a figure of a human carrying a staff. The stone also bears ancient writing, which when translated, reads, “The ziggurat temple tower of the City of Babylon.”

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