Flood Tablet replica (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcr50100

    £45.00 Members' price *


    A hand-cast replica of The Flood Tablet from Nineveh, northern Iraq (Neo-Assyrian), dated to the 7th century BC. This small replica measures 15cm tall by 13cm wide by 3cm thick.

    The Flood Tablet is one of the Museum's most famous cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia (one of the earliest known systems of writing). The tablet is famous because it is inscribed with the Babylonian account of the Flood as part of the Epic of Gilgamesh: a long poem which is one of the earliest surviving works of literature. This object caused a sensation when it was first deciphered in the 19th century because of its similarity to the Flood story in the Book of Genesis.

    The Assyrian King Ashurbanipal (reigned 669-631 BC) collected a library of thousands of cuneiform tablets in his palace at Nineveh. The best known of these is the story of Gilgamesh, the legendary ruler of the city of Uruk, and his search for immortality. The Flood Tablet is the eleventh of the Epic, and describes the meeting of Gilgamesh with Utnapishtim, the hero of the Flood.

    This reproduction is cast in resin from a mould of the original.

    Discover more about The Flood Tablet here


    Product code: cmcr50100
    World culture: Mesopotamia
    Materials: Hand-finished resin (material of the original: clay)
    Details: Developed exclusively for the British Museum
    Size: 15.24cm (tall) x 13.33cm (wide) x 3.17cm (thick)
    Weight: 1.078kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    Premium delivery: is available at the checkout for UK addresses only.

    For more information, please see our full Delivery policy here

    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

    For more information, please see our full Returns policy here