This is a Replica of the original Tablet From Nineveh, northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, 7th century BC which is one of the most famous cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia.
This is a 1:1 scale Replica of that famous religious Tablet that explains the Noah's Flood story. It is made out of Resin and measures: 5 inches wide x 5.5 inches tall x 1 inch thick. It comes with a clear plastic easel that will allow you to either mount on wall or set on a table. You also get a historical document that explains the significance of this Famous number XI tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the differences and similarites to the Noah's ark story as seen in the Bible.
For over a century, the standard view among “higher critics” has been that the Genesis Flood account was written long after Moses by a Jewish priest who revised an older Babylonian myth. This myth, the Epic of Gilgamesh, was found on several broken clay tablets in the Assyrian city of Nineveh in 1853. From archaeological constraints, the tablets were determined to have been inscribed around the 7th century B.C. (Moses lived during the 1400s), having been copied from prior documents that no longer exist. Based on linguistic analysis, the Gilgamesh story could have been composed no earlier than 1800 B.C. For reference, Abraham lived during the 2100s, long before any of the documents and only about 300 years after the Flood. Thus, none of the Babylonian writings existed until long after the Flood.
The best known of the ancient cuneiform tablets was the story of Gilgamesh, a legendary ruler of Uruk, and his search for immortality. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a huge work, the longest piece of literature in Akkadian (the language of Babylonia and Assyria). It was known across the ancient Near East, with versions also found at Hattusas (capital of the Hittites), Emar in Syria and Megiddo in the Levant.
The eleventh tablet of the Epic, Which this is a replica of, describes the meeting of Gilgamesh with Utnapishtim. Like Noah in the Hebrew Bible, Utnapishtim had been forewarned of a plan by the gods to send a great flood. He built a boat and loaded it with all his precious possessions, his kith and kin, domesticated and wild animals and skilled craftsmen of every kind. Utnapishtim survived the flood for six days while mankind was destroyed, before landing on a mountain called Nimush. He released a dove and a swallow but they did not find dry land to rest on, and returned. Finally a raven that he released did not return, showing that the waters must have receded.
This Assyrian version of the Old Testament flood story was identified in 1872 by George Smith, an assistant in The British Museum. On reading the text he jumped up and rushed about the room in a great state of excitement, and, to the astonishment of those present, began to undress himself.
The Jungle Stand does not come with this item. It is available in the pull down menu above. The Stand, is resin and was designed with Aztec/ Mayan type artwork applied. It is painted Antique Gray, made out of a very durable Poly Resin, Weighs almost 3Lbs and Measures: 6.25 inches in Diameter x 1 inch thick. The Display Plaque is very detailed and also very durable.
The Flood Tablet does not come with Display Case as shown. It is available in the pull down menu above. The Display Case is made out of High Quality Acrylic and measures: 11 Inches High X 9.5 Inches Wide X 9.5 inches Deep. Case has a nice slide lid on top that slides from back to front. Also inside case on back wall is a Secret Slot. This slot is made to hold Photograph type 8.5 x 11 paper. You can put the information sheet or Newspaper article that comes with item.
Is this the real story of Noah's Ark!!!