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  • The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood | Irving Finkel

    The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Irving Finkel
    • Narrated By Irving Finkel, Gareth Armstrong
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    Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, derives from a much older story that existed centuries before in ancient Babylon. But the relationship between the Babylonian and biblical traditions was shrouded in mystery. Then, in 2009, Irving Finkel, a curator at the British Museum and a world authority on ancient Mesopotamia, found himself playing detective.

    D. Littman says: "excellent, enlightening, entertaining"
  • The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood | Irving Finkel

    The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Irving Finkel
    • Narrated By Irving Finkel
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    In The Ark Before Noah, 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 British Museum - the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet - the palm-sized clay rectangles on which our ancestors created the first documents.

    AG says: "Fascinating for the ancient civilizations lover"
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