4000-Year Old Tablet Reveals New Details About Noah's Ark...Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:21
4000-Year Old Tablet Reveals New Details About Noah's Ark
Jan 24, 2:58 PM EST
BY JILL LAWLESS
LONDON (AP) -- It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood.
But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow - the original Noah's Ark, new research suggests, was round.
A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia - modern-day Iraq - reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, COMPLETE with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle - as well as the key instruction that animals should enter "two by two."