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The Gates of God
TitleThe Gates of God
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1975
AuthorsSorenson, John L.
MagazineNew Era
Issue Number3
Date PublishedMarch 1975
KeywordsAncient America; Ancient Near East; Architecture; Mesoamerica

The architecture of towers in the Book of Mormon may have been influenced by Old World structures such as the Tower of Babel. The idea that elevation was sacred is seen in the towers of Nephi, King Benjamin, and the Zoramites, but the towers may also have had political significance. Includes photos of Mesoamerican structures that could be interpreted as towers.