The Lifeboat That Saved the World

The Lifeboat That Saved the World

Book - 2017
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"The original account of a great flood-- forgotten for thousands of years until it was recently rediscovered and deciphered--is now retold for children. Four thousand years ago, long before the story of Noah’s Ark was written down in the Hebrew Bible, the Sumerians and Babylonians of Ancient Mesopotamia knew the story of the flood and the special boat that rescued all the animals. Its ancient Babylonian hero, Atra-hasis, was― just like Noah― ordered by his god to build a lifeboat to keep his family and all the animals safe until the flood was over. Unlike Noah, Atra-hasis was asked to build a round coracle boat the size of a soccer field―and given very precise instructions to follow. Told from the perspective both of the central hero, Atra-hasis, and of his youngest son, this remarkable story is supplemented with asides that give fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Mesopotamia as well as the historical sources for the story"--Amazon.
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 2017
Characteristics: 102 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780500651223 (hbk.)
0500651221 (hbk.)
Call Number: J 398.2093 FINKEL

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