Scaled-down replica based on 4000-year-old Babylonian tablet’s instructions is rebuilt by hand – is this the REAL Noah’s Ark?

Scaled-down replica based on 4000-year-old Babylonian tablet’s instructions is rebuilt by hand – is this the REAL Noah’s Ark?

A 4,000 year old tablet, written in cuneiform, the first script in human history has been deciphered. YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT IT SAID!

The Real Noah's Ark

The Real Noah's Ark

A detailed (albeit vintage) WikiHow on ark building! Awesome!:

The text describes god speaking to Atram-Hasis, a Sumerian king who is the Noah figure in earlier versions of the ark story.

He says: ‘Wall, wall! Reed wall, reed wall! Atram-Hasis, pay heed to my advice, that you may live forever! Destroy your house, build a boat; despise possessions And save life! Draw out the boat that you will built with a circular design; Let its length and breadth be the same.’

The ancient Babylonian text describes the ark as a round 220-ft diameter coracle with walls 20-ft high.

According to the tablet, the ark had two levels and a roof on the top.

The craft was divided into sections to divide the various animals into their own sections.

The 60 lines of text, which Dr Finkel describes as a ‘detailed construction manual for building an ark’, claims the craft was built using ropes and reeds before being smeared with bitumen to make it waterproof.

So even though this ark was smaller, and built to scale, and not the traditional idea of what an ark is, it started leaking water in the hull and a pump was used to keep it afloat. still, builders insist that with a Iraqi bitumen, it would float all the way to New York. Even if it doesn’t float, its still pretty neat to have a real, live model of what Noah used in the Bible’s Great Flood.

McGuire

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