A reproduction of the Gilgamesh Flood story tablet without a stand. This is a replica of the Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet from the British Museum. It is a full size reproduction. This is the 11th tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The cuneiform text on this tablet is similar to the Biblical story of Noah and his ark found in the Book of Genesis.
The tablet describes how the god sent a flood to destroy all of mankind. Ut-napishtim was warned by the god Ea to build a boat to ensure the survival of humans and animals. Birds were released before the boat landed safely on mountain Nitsir northern Assyria. Versions of this story are known from at least 1000 years before.
From the library of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal II at (Nineveh), Mesopotamia, Iraq. 7th century BC. The British Museum, London.Historic Connections.