Saturday, January 2, 2010

Noah's Ark Was Circular?

There is newly discovered evidence to suggest that Noah's Ark was circular, contrary to the popular image. It may make some logical sense. Since the boat did not have to be designed to travel, only to float, a circular design has more volume per-surface-area then an oval design.

"According to newly translated instructions inscribed in ancient Babylonian on a clay tablet telling the story of the ark, the vessel that saved one virtuous man, his family and the animals from god's watery wrath was not the pointy-prowed craft of popular imagination but rather a giant circular reed raft.
In his translation, the god who has decided to spare one just man speaks to Atram-Hasis, a Sumerian king who lived before the flood and who is the Noah figure in earlier versions of the ark story. "Wall, wall! Reed wall, reed wall! Atram-Hasis, pay heed to my advice, that you may live forever! Destroy your house, build a boat; despise possessions And save life! Draw out the boat that you will built with a circular design; Let its length and breadth be the same."

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