Irving Finkel

Irving Finkel

The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood SOLD OUT

Monday 24 March 2014

1 Hour


Christ Church: Blue Boar



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British Museum expert Irving Finkel explains how the discovery of an ancient tablet is challenging our view of ancient history. The Babylonian cuneiform tablet was brought into the museum by a member of the public in 2008. It proved to date from 1850BC and told the Babylonian story of the flood, including instructions for building a large boat to survive a flood. The discovery set Finkel on the trail of more evidence about the flood and allowed him to throw new and exciting light on the ancient story.

Finkel is assistant keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures at the British Museum. He is the curator in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia.