May 31, 2016

The Ark before Noah: A Great Adventure" on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Irving Finkel
Assistant Keeper of the Mesopotamian Collection of the British Museum

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
7:00 pm
Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute
Free and Open to the Public

This talk, illustrated by a PowerPoint, will describe what befell the speaker after one quite remarkable cuneiform tablet was brought for examination to the British Museum in London. The inscription on this four-thousand-year-old tablet led to a series of altogether unexpected discoveries, demanding a whole new look at Noah and his Ark, and culminating in a book and a documentary film.

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