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According to a recently translated ancient Babylonian text, Noah's famous vessel depicted in the Christian imagination as a double-prowed wooden ship, was actually a circular raft, made of reeds. The text in question was written in cuneiform on a 3,700-year-old tablet brought to England from the Middle East more than sixty years ago by an RAF soldier, Leonard Simmons. Douglas, son of Leonard, recently brought the tablet to Dr. Irving Finkel Assistant Keeper of Department of Middle East at the British Museum, who read the 60 lines of text and "nearly fell off his chair."
According to Finkel, dozens of such tablets have told the ancient Mesopotamian story of the flood, which was later adopted as the account of Genesis, in the Old Testament. But this is the first to describe the actual shape of the boat itself.

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In 1948, Noahs ark was discovered in a mountain range in Turkey bordering Armenia, precisely on Mt. Ararat. However, the discovery of this mountain dates back hundreds of years. According to the majority of circulated tales, it has been less than 9,000 years since the events surrounding the ark occurred, while archaeological teams are still searching for the ark.
When western scholars discovered a program named Google Earth, they looked continuously for Noahs Ark on every mountain and hill across the sphere. Their efforts culminated with footage of a mountain containing the boats shape.

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Environmental activists are building a replica of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat -- where the biblical vessel is said to have landed after the great flood -- in an appeal for action on global warming, Greenpeace said Wednesday.

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