Fabula navis Noae in tabulā fictilē scripta. The oldest Noah’s Ark story

Irving Finkel tabulam letteris cuneiformis inscriptam ostendit

Homo callidus, Irving Finkel nominē, invēnit tabulam in quā fabula navis Noae scripta est. In tabulā fictilē scripta est Linguā Babyloniā, cuius litterae sunt cuneiformae. Tabula facta est mille annos antequam Romulus urbem Romae condidit, sive abhinc tres milia septuaginta annos, ut fabula sit veterior quam ipsa Biblia sacra. Finkel dicit in fabulā modum navis faciendae descriptum esse : navis circularis facienda sit, septuaginta passuum dimitiens, funibus piceque ficta. Sed, ut Finkel credit, modo consilium navis sit, quae fortasse numquam facta sit.


An expert by the name of Irving Finkel has found a tablet on which the story of Noah’s Ark is written. It was written on a clay tablet in the Babylonian language, the letters of which are wedge shaped. The tablet was made a thousand years before Romulus founded the city of Rome, or three thousand seven hundred years ago, so the story is older than the Bible itself.  Finkel says that the method of building the Ark is described in the story. The ship was to be made circular, seventy metres across, constructed out of ropes and bitumen. But Finkel believes that it is only a plan for building a ship, which was perhaps never made.


Crevia Alexandria et Leyton Oriens in certamine ancipite: Crewe vs Orient

Die Saturni urbem Creviae visitabam ubi certamen pedipilae vidi. Manus Londiniensis, Leyton Oriens nomine, et Crevia Alxandria in certamine ancipite contendebant. Primum dimidium sedate pugnabatur, sed decem minutis post intermissionem Byro Walker, Alexandrianus, in latere dextro currens metam primam effecit.

byron walker

Byron Walker (in red) of Crewe Alexandria

Deinde Alexandriani inspirati industrius ludebant sed minuta vicesima quinta dimidii secundi lusor Orientalis directe per campum currens metam effecit. Post quinque minutas ante stipites in pugna confusa Oriens metam secundam egit. Oriens aliquando superavit, sed Alexandria fortiter decertaverat. Praeterea, Orienti duae cartae fulvae erant sed Alexandriae nulla carta erat .



On Saturday I visited the town of Crewe where I saw a football game. A London team, Leyton Orient, and Crewe Alexandria were taking part in a crucial match. The first half was cautious, but ten minutes after half time Byron Walker, for the Alex, running down the right wing scored the first goal. The Alx were then inspired and played vigorously, but in the 25th minute of th second half an Orient player scored in a straight run through. Five minutes later in a goal mouth melee Orient gained a second goal. Orient won in the end, but the Alex played well. Moreover, Orient got two yellow cards whereas the Alex got none.

LII Vectores in Nave Glacie Confixa: 52 Passengers in a Ship Stuck by Ice

Navis Russiana


Navis Russiana in glacie Antarcticā abhinc decem dies confixa est. Aestas summa est, sed Terra Australis sic semper est gelidissima ut mare ipsa saepe congelascat. Vectores LII volebant e nave in litore exponi, sed nunc infra iter non faciendum est. Helicopter eos subvenire potuit, quos de nave Russiana toluerit et in navem glaciefractorem Sinensem deposuerit. Infeliciter navis Sinensis nunc in glacie configitur. Quid eveniat? Nescio, sed navis escae et pabuli complures concepit quae vectores multas mensas sustineant, si oporteat.

Chinese icebreaker

Navis Siniensis glaciefractor configitur


A Russian ship has been stuck in the Antarctic ice for ten days. It is summer, but the southern continent is always extremely cold and the sea is often frozen solid. 52 passengers wanted to land onto the shore from the ship, but now they cannot move furhtr south. A helicopter was able to rescue them by lifting them off the Russian ship onto a Chinese icebreaker.  Unfortunately, the Chinese ship is now stuck in the ice. What’s going to happen? I don’t know, but the ship has taken on plenty of food and fuel to support the passengers for several months, if necessary.  .