Where was the Tower of Babel located?

 

Source: Answers in Genesis

 

The Bible tells us that the post-flood people migrated to the “land of Shinar” (Gen 11:2).  It is believed that the Tower of Babel was built somewhere in the country of Iraq in a city formerly called Babylon (derived from the word “babel”).  It should be noted that the dispersion from Babel happened in 2242 B.C., and the Babylon civilization was born eight years later in 2234 B.C.