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A clay tablet believed to be around 4,000-year-old details the material used in the construction of the Ark and indicates Noah’s Ark was in fact ROUND. The so-called Ark blueprints are among the most important ancient documents ever discovered.


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The Noah’s Ark blueprints are 4,000-year-old lists instructions which detail how the Ark looked like, the material used and its peculiar ’round’ shape.

It was considered as one of the most important human documents ever discovered on Earth.

According to researchers, the ancient text details the materials and exact measurements for building Noah’s Ark.

But most importantly, the 4,000-year-old texts describe Noah’s ark in an unprecedented way indicating the Ark was in fact ROUND.

According to Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” who detailed the discovery in 2014 the tablet containing Noah’s ark blueprints were found by chance.

One day, a man by the name of Douglas Simons came to the museum holding a tablet that he received from his father who in turn obtained it among other artifacts that originated from Egypt and China.

The tablet brought by Simons “turned out to be one in a million,” said author and researcher Finkel.


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The tablet containing Noah’s ark blueprints date back to around 1750 BC and tell the ‘Babylonian’ story of the Great Flood.

While Finken acknowledged that the Babylonian story of the Great Flood and the accounts recounted in the Book of Genesis had many similarities and were already well-known, the net table contained „startling new contents,” Finkel said.

The ‘Blueprints of the Ark’ detail materials used in the construction.

It even recounts the materials a ‘God’ instructed Babylonian Noah to use in order to build the Ark.

Interestingly, according to the ancient text, “Quantities of palm-fiber 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.”

Even more fascinating is the size of the Ark itself.

According to reports, the ark would have had an area of a staggering 3.6 square kilometers, some 2.2 square miles, with walls rising 20 feet in the air.

But one of the most interesting details the ancient blueprint mentions is the shape of the Ark.

Like Finken mentioned in the past, “To my knowledge, no one has ever thought of that possibility,” precisely why many consider it one of the most important human documents ever discovered.