NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
14th June, 1914 : The original story of Noah and the Flood was written down on early Babylonian tablets, according to an Oxford University professor. Like the Book of Genesis the tablets name a gardener, “Nuhu”, as the one who saved animal and human life. They also blame Noah for the loss of eternal life. It was Noah, not Adam, who ate from the tree of life in the Garden of Eden in the Babylonian story.
The professor has studied more than50 of the tablets, which were unearthed at Nippur and are housed now in the University of Pennsylvania Museum.