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Ark – eology?

Professor Alan Millard reviews a recent book that has hit the headlines

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Dr Finkel holding ‘The Ark Tablet’ | photo: Sang Tan/AP/Press Association Images

In 1985 a man came to the British Museum with a Babylonian clay tablet, which his father had acquired in Iraq in the 1940s. The museum’s specialist was astonished as he read the cuneiform signs: it was part of a Babylonian story of the flood!