The Mystery of Noah’s Ark

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

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

November 12
Pioneer Texas