“Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.” Genesis 11:1-2.
The land of Shinar is reckoned to be between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers reaching down to the Persian Gulf. The area includes the ancient cities of Babylon, Accad, Calneh, and Erech as mentioned in Genesis 10:10. All of the land of Shinar lies within a remote forgotten little country called Iraq.