The Gilgamesh Epic is an ancient account with remarkable parallels to the Genesis story of Noah’s flood.  The “Flood Tablet” was first deciphered in 1872 by George Smith, an assistant in The British Museum.  According to the museum, when he first read the text, Smith

jumped up and rushed about the room in a great state of excitement, and, to the astonishment of those present, began to undress himself.

There’s a photo of the object below.  If you’re at work, you may want to refrain from viewing it until you’re in a safe environment.

HT: Gunner

Flood tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic, db061600

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