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It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood.

But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow - the original Noah's Ark, new research suggests, was round.

A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia - modern-day Iraq - reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle - as well as the key instruction that animals should enter "two by two."
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Noahs ark is a fantasy story anyway. So who cares what it looked like. It was a fantasy.
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Noahs ark is a fantasy story anyway. So who cares what it looked like. It was a fantasy.
Actually, there has been serious scholarship that has suggested that it might well be a recounting of a vast flood in the Tigris Euphrates basin in antiquity.

For such people, it would have been the flooding of the entire world. It's not really a big stretch.

Besides, if we're going to start dismissing things because they're based in fantasies, there could be no Democrat party, now could there?
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Actually, there has been serious scholarship that has suggested that it might well be a recounting of a vast flood in the Tigris Euphrates basin in antiquity.

For such people, it would have been the flooding of the entire world. It's not really a big stretch.

Besides, if we're going to start dismissing things because they're based in fantasies, there could be no Democrat party, now could there?
So some guy on the Euphrates built a boat for years and stocked it with two of every animal on earth and that's you explanation for the fantasy story? Check into that clinic Oftencold.
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Genesis 5:14-17
So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.
This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.
Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around.
Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
maybe it was oblong...
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maybe it was oblong...
And blue?
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And blue?
interestingly enough you know all those blank white ancient statues laying around Greece and discovered at other sites of ancient civilizations?
turns out they were painted vibrant colors! purples and red and gold etc. the paint just wore off
who knew?
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there are Ark stories from all over the world, from the native Americans to the Chinese, it's one of the oldest historical accounts the human family has.
the Jews have the lest fanciful treatment of the account and the most connected with Middle Eastern history.
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