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Relic reveals Noah's ark was circular

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posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 12:49 PM
Relic reveals Noah's ark was circular
January 01, 2010

Newly translated tablet gives building instructions
Amateur historian's find was almost overlooked

A 19th-century illustration by Currier & Ives shows the traditional vision of Noah’s ark. Photograph: Brooklyn Museum/Corbis

That they processed aboard the enormous floating wildlife collection two-by-two is well known. Less familiar, however, is the possibility that the animals Noah shepherded on to his ark then went round and round inside.

According to newly translated instructions inscribed in ancient Babylonian on a clay tablet telling the story of the ark, the vessel that saved one virtuous man, his family and the animals from god's watery wrath was not the pointy-prowed craft of popular imagination but rather a giant circular reed raft.

The now battered tablet, aged about 3,700 years, was found somewhere in the Middle East by Leonard Simmons, a largely self-educated Londoner who indulged his passion for history while serving in the RAF from 1945 to 1948.

The relic was passed to his son Douglas, who took it to one of the few people in the world who could read it as easily as the back of a cornflakes box; he gave it to Irving Finkel, a British Museum expert, who translated its 60 lines of neat cuneiform script.

Raiders of the lost ark
The human fascination with the flood and the whereabouts of the ark shows few signs of subsiding.

The story has travelled down the centuries from the ancient Babylonians and continues to fascinate in the 21st century.

Very interesting stuff, who knows what is true anymore, agree that the fascination with this topic isn't going away. I don't see any scientific proof as of yet.

posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 01:02 PM
Building Noah's Ark
How could an early man with little technology build a large vessel ?

Instructions on how to build your own Ark.

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