Our tour begins here at the Tower of Babel sculpture. This whimsical piece was made from recycled metal by artist Alan Baughman. He must have chuckled as he put Alexander the Great and other famous people in the sculpture, and—as a final touch—included himself catching a fish!
Communication would be so much easier if everyone in the world spoke one common language. Before the Tower of Babel incident occurred in the Bible, everyone did speak the same language. But the people proudly thought they were so great that they could build a tower all the way to heaven. When God saw their arrogance, he brought confusion to their language and they could no longer understand each other. That made it impossible to cooperate in their rebellion. So they scattered in many different directions. Today there are over 7,000 spoken languages in the world.