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The ark before Noah : decoding the story of the flood /

"British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the... Full description

Main Author: Finkel, Irving L.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2014
Edition: First American edition.
Contents: About this book -- The wedge between us -- Words and people -- Recounting the flood -- The ark tablet -- Flood warning -- The question of shape -- Building the arks -- Life on board -- Babylon and Bible floods -- The Judaean experience -- What happened to the ark? -- What is the ark tablet? -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: ghosts, reincarnation and Babylonian learning -- Appendix 2: revisiting Gilgamesh, tablet XI -- Appendix 3: building the ark: technical report -- Appendix 4: reading the ark tablet.
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