Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
The AIA lecture series continues with Irving Finkel of the British Museum giving the Charles Eliot Norton Lecture on"The Ark Before Noah." The talk will describe what befell the speaker after one quite remarkable cuneiform tablet was brought for examination to the British Museum in London. The inscription on this four-thousand-year-old tablet led to a series of altogether unexpected discoveries, demanding a whole new look at Noah and his Ark, and culminating in a book and a documentary film. Irving Finkel is the Assistant Keeper I with responsibility for cuneiform in the Department of the Middle East, British Museum, London, England. The lectures are illustrated, and are free and open to the public. They are held in the McClung Museum Auditorium and are followed by a reception.