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The Mystery of Noah’s Ark

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

An Archaeological Institute of America Lecture

Dr. Irving Finkel
Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian Script,
British Museum

A story pivotal to the world undergoes a radical new interpretation.  Irving Finkel, a renowned expert on cuneiform, deciphered writing on a 4,000-year-old piece of clay that cast new light on the story of Noah’s Ark.  His enthralling real-life detective story began with the 2008 arrival at the British Museum of a single, palm-sized cuneiform tablet that dated from about 1850 BCE.  It proved to be a copy of the Babylonian Myth of the Flood that included precise instructions for building a large boat. Hear the newest details about one of the oldest tales on earth.   

Cosponsored by the Museum of Fine Art, Houston

Admission:  Free

Earlier Event: November 5
Secrets of Ancient Games
Later Event: November 12
Pioneer Texas