Friday, 5 December 2014
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
In 1985 a member of the public walked into the British Museum with a tiny piece of ancient Babylonian clay. Irving Finkel,
assistant keeper of the Ancient Mesopotamian Department in the British Museum realised immediately that it was of enormous significance. But it was not until 2009 that the tablet could be deciphered. Dating from 1850BC, the tablet contains the detailed instructions for building the Ark which it turns out was round like a coracle.
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