interlinear hebrew, greek, english biblical version
genesis 11:1-9...the city & tower of babel's purpose...
[and had all earth language one and speech one
and it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east that they found a plain in the land of shinar and they settled there
and they said one unto another, permit us to make brick and burn them thoroughly...
and they had unto brick for stone and tar had unto for mortar
and they said, go to let us build unto us a city and a tower and whose top [may reach] to heaven
and let us make to us a name lest we be scattered over the face of all the earth
and came down the Lord to see the city and the tower which had built the children of men
and said the Lord, Behold the people one [are] and language one they all have and this they begin to do now nothing will be impossible and they all that they have imagined will do
come let Us go down and confound there their language that not may understand one man the speech of another
and scattered the Lord them from there over the face of all the earth and they stopped building the city
upon thus is called the name babel because did there confound the Lord the language of all the earth and from there did scatter them the Lord over the face of all the earth]
genesis 10:5-12 the shinar plain of mesapotamia
from these divided the coastlands of the gentiles into their lands
everyone according to his language, according to their families, into nations
and the sons of ham, cush and mizraim and phut and canaan
and the sons of cush; seba, and havilah and sabtah and raamah and sabtechan and the sons of raaamah, sheba and dedan
and cush fathered nimrod, he began to be a mighty one on the earth
he was a mighty hunter before the Lord
upon thus it is said, like nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord
and was the beginning of his kingdom babel and erech and accad, and calneh of shinar
out of land that went forth asshur and built nineveh and rehoboth the cities and calah
and resen between nineveh and between calah the same city great
how solomon built the temple of the LORD, & his own house
solomom used enslaved people for aspects of his labor force
vrs 1) and it came to pass eightieth year and in the four hundred year came out after the children of israel of the land of egypt year in the fourth in the month zif that month the second reign of solomon over israel that he began to build the house of the LORD
vrs 7) when the house it was in building of stone made ready at the quarry was build and there so that there was neither hammer, nor ax, any [nor] tool of iron not do heard in the house while it was in building...
1kings 9:15-21, 1kings 11:1-4, 2 chrn 8:8
25+ facts about the great giza pyramid
note: 2019 01 04/4:52a.m.-i've placed asterisks by statmnts tht hv provn not to b fact & r not basd upn facts or precedentl logc...thez asterisks sttmnts hv nstead been shown/proven to b speculations, supposng biases & or prejudiced, conventionl social-politcl propaganda & lies...
it has been established beyond any reasonable doubt tht no scientifc method evidence or precedentl logc exist tht proves, supports, asserts or evn suggest tht th/our unvrs is as a heliocentric construct...there is absolutely no scientfc method evidence or prcedntl lgc; whch proves, asserts or evn suggessts tht th sun is more than a few hundred mi away...there is no scientfc method evidence or precedntl lgc, tht proves, asserts or evn suggests tht th sun is substantially largr than th moon...there is absolutely no scientfc method evidence or precedntl lgc, tht th sun is evn largr than th erth...there is absolutley no scientfc method evidence or precedntl lgc; whch proves, asserts or evn suggests tht man went to th moon or hs evr eventurd outside erth's lowr orbits wth evn unmanned technlgy...thus, any accomodation for "speed of lght", a heliocntrc construct, moon prspectvs comparisons to anything & n particulr to th erth, is unfounded n scientfc method evidence & prcdntl lgc...
th most exact measrmnts were 1st done by th archects of th gret pyrmd/towr of babel...
it is likely tht th conventionally acceptd locations of th renown cities of bbylon r more 2ward th uppr west regions of mesapotamia...see (hv to look ths site up again-stay tune)...
it is docmntd, tht n genrl, greeks refrrd to th ancient ppl of khemet (th khemetians-primarily descendants of mizriam, son of chaim-ham) as "egptns"...th wrd khemet possibly referncng th distinqushng black erth/soil of tht part of th nile valley region...thez khemetians bcame known, were renown for their mastery of "chemistry"-th advancd art of th skillful knowng of th khmetians...th nterlinear bblcl txt uses th orginl term/name "mizraim", when refering to wht cnvntnl propaganda calls, "egypt"...arabs r primarily from th line of shem...nimrod was th son cush, son of chaim...thez descendants of noah, were apparntly given th uppr nile region as their portion of territories...cush was brothr to mizraim...
th buildrs of tower of babel & th gret pyramids were descendants of orgnal afrikan dna- virtually void of any mutations as compare to modern man...all of th ppl prior to th flood & soon there aftr, were primarily orgnl afrkn dna/gntcs...there4, th buildrs of th towr of babel & its city & th gret pyramids & thier city, were primarily of orgnl afrkn dna/gntcs; virtually free of gntc mutations, as compared to modern mankind...
hence, any refernce to arabs (shem's mutated descendants, primarily via ishmael & esau & their wives) being th primary buildrs of th gret pyramids or th towr of babel, is unfounded n scientfc method evidence or logc...there were no such nations idntfcatns when th towr of babel was plannd & built...th ppl were 1 ppl-all descendant of noah's triplet sons; shem, chaim & japheth...(it is possible, tht asshur, was a son of japheth; but named aftr a relatv of shem)... & it is conceivabl tht asshur was a prodigy of nimrod...it is also conceivabl that asshur did build th cities mentiond durng th bio of cush to nimrod; n association wth nimrod's trainng...th bblcl txt depicts God as referng to thez 3 represntatvs of noah's triplet sons, n ths way; mizraim, my pple; asshur, my handi work & jacob/israel my nhrtnc-isaiah 19:19-25...
***25 facts*** about the Great Pyramid of GizaThe Great Pyramid a true masterpiece and has rightly earned the title of a “Wonder”. It was built with such precision that our current technology cannot replicate it. Historical analysis shows that the Pyramids were built between 2589 and 2504 BC. There are so many interesting facts about this Pyramid that it baffles archaeologists, scientists, astronomers and tourists. Here are the facts:
Great Pyramid - Pillar of Light ***The speed of light (at 299,792.458km/s) is encoded in the latitude of the great Pyramid***. At its center the pyramid is 29.9792º north of the equator The statistical chance for the Great Pyramid to be centered on the latitude of the Speed of Light is almost beyond reason of doubt. It’s so close that if you go a few feet up or down off of the center of the great Pyramid ***the equality of the latitude with the speed of light is lost. The margin of error is less than 0.01%.***
***Exact measurements of the Great Pyramid were first made by W.M. Flinders Petrie***, and published in 1883 by the Royal society in his book, "The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh". The Great Pyramid was professionally surveyed by J.H. Cole, and the measurements were published in his "Determination of the Exact Size and Orientation of the Great Pyramid", published by Government Press, Cairo, 1925. Many of these measurements were subsequently recorded in "The Great Pyramid Decoded", by Peter Lemesurier, 1977.
Height (including capstone): 480.69 feet
note: actual measrmnts were most likely done accordng to th most ancient cubit standard of 18.84 nchs"...th gret pyrmds, th city & n prtclr, th gret pyrmd of th khemetian plain, were most likely basd n commenmoratng th xpernc of th 8 ppl, who were saved from th gret flood-noah & his wife, th trplts & their wives & their descendants of th nxt 200-300 yrs...
th gnrl guidelines for th gret pyrmds & th city was likely th ark's capacty dimensns...th ark's primary purpose being a cargo vessel wth 300 cubits lngth cpcity, 50 cubits wdth cpcty & 30 cubits hgh cpcty-th actual dimensions wud b largr than capacty dmnsions...(see utube video of wyatts, ark findng-shall b linkd soon) ...i suggest tht th preflood populatn had ship buildng technlgy-as th bblcl txt depicts them as covrng th ntire erth...wth their rltv "suprhuman" minds & physology, it is most conceivbl they wud hv built gret navigatnl ships; just not as large as th ark...
Courses: 201 (40 storeys)
Length of Sides:
West: 755.76 feet
North: 755.41 feet
East: 755.87 feet
South: 756.08 feet
Perimeter: 3023.22 feet
Angle of Corners
Northwest: 89° 59’58”
Northeast: 90° 3’02”
Southeast: 89° 56’02”
Southwest: 90° 3’02”
(Distance from the apex, or highest point, down one side to the center of a base): 610 feet
Slope of North Face: 51° 50’40”
Area of the Base: 13 acres
Number of Blocks: more than 2.5 million
Weight of Blocks: 2-70 tons each
Size of original limestone casing stones: Some weigh 15 tons each
Latitude of the Apex: 29° 58’51” North
Longitude of the Apex: 31° 8’2” East
[When you look up at the Great Pyramid, it’s apex is missing. It is flap topped and not pointed like a pyramid should be. Usually, when a pyramid was constructed, the top part, or capstone (also called top-stone), was the last thing to be placed on it. It was considered the most important part of the pyramid and was made of special stone or even gold. The capstone was usually highly decorated.
Was the great pyramid always without a capstone or was it stolen, destroyed, etc? No one knows but the accounts of visitors to the pyramid from the ancient past (as far back as the time of Christ) always reported that the pyramid lacked a capstone. It is possible that it was never finished. Another possibility is that capstones were sometimes made of gold and maybe the first thing looted. The only problem is that this would be a very large capstone. If you climbed to the top, you could walk around very freely on the pyramid as many have done. It is about 30 feet in each direction. Thus, this capstone would have been huge and weighed a tremendous amount. Also on the summit you would see something that looks like a mast or flagpole. Actually it was placed there by two astronomers in 1874 to show where the Pyramid’s actual apex would have been if finished.]
above last edtd 2019 01 04/6:59 a.m.
note: follwng sections hv yet to b editd...
the similarities between the tower of babel & the great pyramid of giza
both are referred to as being most impressive architect; tower of babel by God and invariably by all of mankind in knowledge of its features; even unto today.
both have cities adjoining them
both built to preserve geographical location
both built in reference to the "heavens"
both had to have been built with great cooperation; not during times of hostilities and without slaves
there are two major inconsistencies between the biblical tower of babel and the actual pyramids of giza. the plain of shinar is in mesopotamia and the tower of babel is presumed to have been built with clay bricks and tar instead of mortar or stone. how does one reconcile these major inconsistencies?
it is my assertion that this "plain, in the land of shinar"-meaning two rvers or two cities", is not that same "plain of shinar" which is spoken of with regards to nimrod. this plain of shinar (in gen 11:1-9) is the original plain of shinar; which is actually the current giza plateau of egypt.
the city and tower mentioned here (gen 11:1-9) are actually the necropolis containing the great pyramids of giza, the spinx and the rest of those ancient structures.
the bricks instead of stone, and the tar instead of mortar, is referring to the small scaled model they had to build first, to get the math, foundation, & the quantity of materials figured out. building this small scaled model enabled them to be most efficient and accurate in the building of the actual structures.
the great pyramid and the necropolis' unprecedented facts indicate that an unprecedented amount of "teamwork" was essential and could have only been achieved in a time & space (decades-centuries) of no conflict.
what's the word today; on who built the great pyramids...?
egyptians claim "they" did-(by themselves-during times of pharaoh rulers) but all logical evidence refutes this
some claim aliens did...like in the 1951 classic; the day the earth stood still, or war of the worlds, or e.t. or close encounter, or aliens, or contact...etc why go there, i say?
some say an advanced human cultural, now lost must have built the necropolis of giza; suggesting that ancient people were much smarter than we are now...
ding ding ding, that's the one-most logical one, you win the prize! though, a bit of superhero strength and knowledge were probably also at hand and afoot. i'l explain later...
if we are willing to denounce the arrogant, petty, and very unscientific claims of conventional western science and history; that ancient people evolved from apes, went through a transitional period of cave dwelling brutes, and only found enlightenment through greek, roman and europe "academia", then the fact that the giza necropolis, the most intricate ancient architects of all the world; i.e., the sundial of the myans & pyramids; are found not in europe, but primarily in the most western continents and islands, africa, the middle east and asia, easily refute this nonsense. nimrod, is most likely the father of arithmetic, math, geometry, and trigonometry for the mesapotamian area.
(btw, genetic science is clear that human beings are more genetically compatible to pigs & mice than we are to primates; chimpanzees. we have similarities with all species on different levels; social, intelligence, language abilities, mating, tissue transplantation &etc. (see the blog post on God and evolution if you are interested)
apparently, the builders of the tower of babel and the city that accompanied it, were so impressive, that it moved God to make them stop. otherwise, all that they imagined would be accomplished.
a speculative biblical narrative, based on all the above...
noah and his lot had the divine instructions for building the ark. prior to the flood people lived an average of about 850 years retaining great knowledge of their long lives. cain and able were farmers and shepherds, therefore in spite of their very violent practices these people had to have accumulated great knowledge and understanding to survive all of those years in spite the chaos. as cain and abel ventured into different specialties of labor/livelyhoods, i suspect that in order to build the ark, the people also acquired specialties.
in general, these specialties most likely & eventually became per family, tribe and nation; passed down from the previous generation to the subsequent generation-perhaps as joseph passed on carpentry to Jesus. but inadvertently, the post flood population did not have the luxury of great long lives, thus most likely allowing the lost of some knowledge and skills. hence, when God scattered them, the scattered people would mostly be depended on their specialty and would be less effective in the use of there none specialty skills and expertise.
"the dumbing-down effect", invasion & the destruction of the pristine...
10. dumb down, Informal. to make or become less intellectual, simpler, or less sophisticated...
having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
of or relating to the earliest period or state; primitive.
it is interesting to note that this old british term has a positive-tone version and a derogatory-tone version. the term 'pristine' tends to be used to communicate natural serenity, beauty, and the absence of industrial pollution and contamination. the term 'primitive' is used to communicate less than, inferior, undeveloped, even wasteland status.
i shall discuss both terms in this next section, and how their use relates to the topic at hand.
the perpetual process of shorter life spans, decreased communal expertise, and increasing hostilities/war, would eventually caused a "dumping down effect", which would be most apparent in the youngest established cultures; i.e. europe. when we compare europe to the other ancient cultures, there really is no comparison. africa, asia, and the most western continents and islands, all have established cooperatives; socially advanced people working together even before europe has an inkling of it's own existence.
Interesting Facts About Stonehenge
the centuries of pyramid building and other ancient structures-cities in africa, asia, and the most western continents and islands are far ahead and much more sophisticated than anything found among landscapes of europe. climate is one reason for this limitation but the other is that europe is the youngest of the lands to be inhabited and developed. the ancient people of europe, the sami, are akin to the families-tribal-nations as in africa, asia, and the most western continents and islands, which still maintained some of their previous ancestors (the 1 people-1 language) socially advanced sense of cooperation. at some point though, (i suspect, less fear of God) something ignited a renewed interest in building architect (nimrod-in the new shinar plain) to establish themselves as a people and to landmark their territories. i imagine that pyramid building, high places, stone arrangements, temples and stone cities was quite universal in the most compatible landscapes. i also imagine that stonehenge, and such stone arrangments were those peoples attempts to make a name for themselves and establish landmarks but perhaps they just didn't have the numbers of people, the right material, and and enough "ancient know how" to build as their ancestors once did. they still had the astrological and mathematical understandings to erect large stones according to astrological orientations. in other parts of the world, these limitations, obviously did not exist. the populations who maintained the most learned and skilled peoples were able to prolifically build grand stone architect and pyramids. places, such as the center of the most western continents and islands, africa, and mesapotamia. and such activities resumed for most of the now dispersed world populations, but not in europe.
[Note: Why Greece Becomes Europe's Most Sophisticated Civilization. Due to proximity to advanced civilizations to the east, such as Hittites in modern Turkey, Phoenicians in modern Syria & the Egyptians. Geography & fertile lands around Med. Sea's eastern shores brought large & diverse cultures into contact, where they interacted through trade, learning from one another & pushing each other toward greater progression.
Note: From Tribal to Advanced Organization. Ancient peoples form into organized entities, with organized militaries to carry out systematic conquests of other peoples. Before this, military excursions were limited to raids or skirmishes. Shift from migrations in search of available resources to invasions motivated by wealth & the spread of influence & culture.
Greeks Emerge from Greek Dark Ages: Greeks emerge from Greek dark ages, relearning writing from Phoenicians (modern Syria). Greeks become advanced again with influence of Phoenicians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians. Progress is achieved in all aspects (social, technology, academic, etc.). From this foundation, the Greeks develop "western thought & culture", which will influence Europeans from that point onward, separating east vs. west philosophy. Greeks begin to form into powerful city-states again.]
(the jury is still out with respect to accurately dating the earth, the infrastructure by it's elements and peoples' emergence therein. current interpretations of data from conventional "scientific techniques" to date fossils, elements, ice samples, and tree rings, tend to presume darwin's notion of linear evolution, based on anatomical similarities; thus the need for a very very long evolutionary process. current genetic science is upsurbing this premature conclusion (see the blog on God and evolution)
with respect to the early european explorers, some of whom became the most nortorious invaders of all times, had to have been quite overwhelmed with personal fear in facing their own individual and culture inadequacies; upon reaching these great new cultures. this fear and sense of comparative inadequacy perhaps fester into hearts and minds of arrogance and greed to then invade, brutalize and savagely divide, conquer and colonize. this huge ugly event in human history spread as a virus throughout the world, and we are still greatly suffering its repercussions.
christopher columbus, had to have been plague with a great sense of inadequacy to brutalize a very amicable people (of the most western continents and islands) as he and his brood did. (a people's history by howard zinn) in retrospect, such fear in facing their own individual and culture inadequacies had to have been quite overwhelming when they initially traveled/explored to trade. this fear and sense of comparative inadequacy, perhaps fester into hearts and minds of arrogance to then invade, brutalize and savagely divide, conquer and compete/make war in order to subjugate and colonize (not peaceably coexist and cooperate).
i came to acquire another book, africa and africans, by paul bohannan, among many others from my sister. she had just moved and the previous owner of the house had several books on africa, africans, and african americans. i most certainly wanted that treasure. among the lot, i found "africa and africans" by bohannan. i read up to chapter 7, before loosing interest, at least, for that time being. i was pleasantly surprised by the intro which stated an ambitious mission of resolving the myths and lies about africa and africans. i was a bit skeptical, as the book is only 248 pages of context, divided into 15 chapters and the typical accessories.
in short, the book does make a good attempt to provide some much needed objective perspective and unacknowledged general facts on africa and africans; and for this, i am satisfied and have benefited. i was pleasantly surprised by the overview it gave me and of the level of objectivity of some issues. on the other hand, achieving this limited objectivity, absent of any underlining bias/prejudiced connotations with regards to major fundamental issues, bohannan, woefully fails. unfortunately, there is still that undertone that euro-centric atrocities were not committed by "bad and evil people" like with other cultures; but by good intended folk.
bohannan's understanding of colonization as being consequential, even mutually beneficial is absurd and indicative of a bias perspective. paul's bohannan slips this notion in among great compliments of the african people and africa's rich (in natural minerals and cultural development) precolonial past. though, on the other hand, he detracts from these compliments utilizing blame and credit on/to the arabs, muslims and chinese with regards to these accomplishments and failings.
in my opinion, this only implicates bohannan as attempting to soften/minimize europe of her arrogance; her fear and ignorance in falling into grave depravity and enacting some of the worst atrocities ever to be committed by people against people. from the time of rome to the europe-new western colonies enslavement trade, to the savage virus of colonial expansion throughout the world and particular in africa, to hitler, to the brutal oppression of india's people, to her daughters atrocities (the usa) & etc., the europeans in general, have instituted great global instability, hostilities and war; and is mostly responsible for the imbalance of the prosperity of the world's natural wealth, world poverty, refugees states, the decay of essential ecosystems, the current climate change and thus the very notion of human self-destruction. and i think, this is a more realistic-factual view of the consequences of rome-europe-usa empires and industrial superpower status.
ok, enough of that ugly topic...let's move on to the next point to be made.
super heroes & heroines
it is stated in the book of genesis 6:2-4 that the off-springs of the sons of god by the daughters of men were on the earth at that time (before the flood) and after (after the flood). people have different conflicting opinions of what is meant by "the sons of god" but i believe it is referring to angels. i believe this is why paul referred to a woman having her head cover because of the angels; to remind them (angels) that women were made for men, & that they "angels" no longer had access to them. these people are also mentioned by the spies, moses sent to check out the land of kadesh. they fearful spies, (not joshua and caleb) reported negatively and stated that the nephilim were also there, " we were as grasshoppers in our own eyes".
i also suggest that these half angels-half humans "men (& perhaps a few women) of renown" were like "good" & "bad" superheros who the greek "mythical gods' referenced. they most likely had unprecedented qualities; strength & or knowledge. (some candidates; nimrod, samson, debra, goliath, solomon & etc.) i believe that the head architects of all the great "monolithic structures", as well as the origin of the "'foreign gods" of the gentiles, could have had some of that passed down ancient "angel dna-dust" in them.
i shall also make an assertion that i have made and still believe is viable; the asperger trait, in particular is evidence of the remnants of that "angelic-human spliced dna". i shall elaborate further on this topic, on another blob. let it suffice to say at this time, that specific super refined-sophisticated cognitive abilities attributed to many folks with asperger cognition, savant gifts, and others considered on the autistic spectrum, certainly give some support that such super abilities at one time, most likely existed on a much common scale.
now imagine having such abilities, as a common thing, among many others who are lauded, and having such in a space of peace and cooperation. add to this, living in (relative to today) a most healthy natural environment and eating the most compatible nutrients for the human physiology. i believe these considerations makes the advanced cognitive abilities of the ancients; most plausible.
in view of these considerations, the "tower of babel built by children of men"... of 1 people, 1 language & one speech" & being the great pyramid of giza, is at least more plausible. apparently, as The Creator was so impressed by the application of this language and speech; which had to include vocabulary for the understandings of impressive architect; arithmetic, mathematics, geometry, trigonometry and astrology, stone masonry, tool making, mining of raw materials, jewels and etc., it had to be no less comparable to the great pyramid of giza.
it is interesting to note the differences and similarities between the 1st batch of people depicted in genesis 6:1-9 and the second batch of folk, depicted in genesis 11:1-9. the second batch of people are depicted as being cooperative-peaceful. in genesis 6:1-9, the first batch of people-prior to the flood are depicted as grieving God; that God had made man on the earth...& only violence was in his heart all of the time. as there is no mention of great achievements of the 1st batch of folk, this is a strong indication that peace and cooperation are essential to achieve advanced/sophisticated application of such cognition abilities. it is social cooperative existence that defines the advancement, civilization status of a people, and of a nation .
it is kind of ironic, that in genesis 6:1-9 God destroyed all but eight of the remaining 1st batch (some of the oldest had died natural deaths by then) at that time because they were too violent to proceed with their primary commission; scatter and fill the earth and subdue it. in genesis 11:1-9, the second batch were too peaceful and cooperative to proceed with that same commission. in building the city and the tower as a brilliant landmark, they effectively, as they intended, made a name for themselves and secured themselves from being scattered throughout the world. unfortunately, this impressive endeavor also placed them in quite the opposite intention of God. therefore, God confounded their language (a communal understanding of highly sophisticated architect & all sorts of understandings; healing, social cooperative models & etc) and scattered them by people, families, tribes and nations. and to make sure they weren't able to get back together, God divided the continents.
so yea, im suggesting that the ancient people of 1 people and 1 language were the builders/advanced cultural who built the giza necropolis city containing the sphinx, great pyramids, & etc. and yes, that would make the uncapped great pyramid of giza and the unfinished city, the one and same as the unfinished tower and city mentioned in the biblical text as the tower of babel.
how can this be...?
today the plain of shinar, that most are familiar with, is in mesapotamia.
the following links have some influence in helping to support my next assertions.
in general these websites give slightly different reasons and come to some various conclusions of the true/original biblical lands and how they came with regards to their names.
the points that stood out to me most from this site, is that it noted that many places were named for family members, and this repeatedly of different locations. such is the two location of the biblical cush/kush; ethiopia and arabia/northern babylonian.
these two inconsistencies are major ones; the plain of shinar, is in mesopotamia and the tower of babel is built with clay bricks and tar.
this is the scenario that came to me after reading several different perspectives of where the four rivers were, where ararat was, the shinar plains, the gardern of eden etc.
o yea, the interlinear version, (cited as a word for word translation) consistently reads, "that people moved from the east to find and go to the plain of
shinar", while modern versions tend to read, "move to the east".
ok, the following is my preliminary conclusion of the whole matter... tower of babel being the great pyramid of giza.
the pyramid was built in conjunction with the orion constellation and the then north star. it was (& in my opinion, still is) the true prime meridian/parallel separating east and west of the earth.
when moses wrote; moved from the east, that is what he meant. the people moved from the east of the then, prime meridian line, in the direction towards the prime meridian line.
i believe the initial plain of shinar (two rivers or cities) was the giza plain of egypt.
i assert that after God confounded their language, their dispersment, and then the subsequent continental division, no one dared to referred to that place or its famous content, perhaps in fear of displeasing God.
i believe it was during nimrod's lifetime that enough time had passed, that God allowed nimrod to commemorate the great feat of the children of men by building cities with some of the original names from the ancient 1st city. i believe that it is likely, that the 1st great city; containing all that we know of the giza necropolis, was built after the much smaller scaled version was built with burned clay bricks and tar, as a blue print to figure out all of the dimensions and quantities of material that would be needed.
the typical materials for such towers is stone; as depicted by most such structures around the world.
further more, if the giza plateau is the original plain of shinar, then perhaps we can calculate the original location of the four head waters, the source river out of the garden of eden, the garden of eden & eventually the true/original location of mount ararat, where the ark came aground? we should also then know the general area where the ark was built, & some of how it traveled came aground on the original mt ararat.
note: all of such endeavors are per God's will and grace...no research, no logic, no plan can unbend, thwart, deter, sidetack, or change God's predestined will!!!!
that said, here is an hypothesis; those four main head waters, were not limited to just africa and the middle east. i suggest those four major head waters were the main water ways four the entire earth as it was situated then; 1 land mass. i believe the great rivers of today are remnants of those great four head waters; the pihon, gihon, tigris & euphrates. the tigris & euphrates of today may be a part of this original system or could have been named to again, commemorate the originals.
suggested remnants of those four major head waters, when the earth was 1 land mass; the missisippi and colorado to its west, flowing to or from the niger, the amazon flowing to or from the congo, the nile flowing up to and throughout what is europe and russia and the long gone river bed that connected africa to the middle east to china's yellow river.
therefore, i am suggestion that the giza city of the spinx and great pyramids are the due north point of the garden of eden, the center of the greatest land mass, and the ancient but sophisticated land mark with a universal quantitative language of geometry, and astrology, to declare to all/subsequent generations, who built it, how, when and why.
the place where the ancient prime meridian meets the equator, i suggest is the location of the foreshadow to the promised land, God's paradise, the true garden of eden; now in the democratic republic of congo. the lake victoria and lake chad are perhaps very important resivors and sources for the great ancient river system that general flowed throughout africa, out into the rest of the then more connedted land mass. lake victoria in particular seems to be a good candidate for the source of the river that flowed out of the garden of eden, divided into the four head waters, the nile, the congo and the niger and to the east a river that would have eventually connected to the yellow river of china.
the current plain of shinar, where nimrod built his cities; kingdoms, i do not think currently compares to or would have impressed The Creator, more than the great necropolis of the giza plateau with its great towers to the heaven, and exotic, albeit, unfinished aspects.
perhaps you would like to just chew on these speculations, suggestions, assertions, and facts for a while and then see what you come away with.