Instructions To Build Noah’s Ark Found On 4,000-Year-Old Tablet

The tablet is on display at the British Museum.

Noah's Ark
“Noah and his Ark,” by Charles Wilson Peale, 1819. Both Noah and Manu are described as virtuous men. (Wikimedia Commons)

Four thousand years later, a museum curator may have discovered the instruction manual for Noah’s Ark.

The British Museum’s Irving Finkel, the author of a new book on the fabled boat, had come across the tablet that contains instructions to build such an ark.

He in turn had gotten the relic from Douglas Simmonds, who was given the tablet by his father, who procured it in the late 1940s.

The tablet “turned out to be one in a million,” Finkel told The Epoch Times and “has startling new contents.”

Measurements and supplies for a massive ship were inscribed on the tablet — materials such as “quantities of palm-fibre rope, wooden ribs and bathfuls of hot bitumen to waterproof the finished vessel…

“The amount of rope prescribed, stretched out in a line, would reach from London to Edinburgh,” Finkel explained.

The massive ark would have been the size of one and half football fields with walls as high as 20 feet.

The Bible claims the ark spent 150 days floating around until it made landfall on Turkey’s “mountains of Ararat.” No credible scientific evidence, however,  has backed up this claim to date.

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