After searching the museum for a couple of hours and then being told the coins may not be on show I realised that was why I could not find them also by then my legs felt like they where about to collapse as I was getting tired.
I still refused to give up looking which turned out to pay off eventually and ended up being the wonderful surprise which I would like to share with you now. It was a surprise that nearly caused my eyes to pop out of my head!!!
I found my self staring through a glass cabinet with my nose squashed to the front of the glass in amazement.
I wasn't looking at what I came here for but instead I had stumbled upon a broken peace of irregular shaped solid clay which looked like Chinese writing engraved on its surface and just next to it was a little sign saying, This is perhaps the most famous of all, the eleventh tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic, which describes how the Gods sent a flood to destroy the world that had became so evil.
My thoughts were at this point that as far as I had been aware this story was in the Hebrew book of Genesis told by Moses which I just read may have been written and handed down to Moses by Abraham and his sons.
A man named George Smith, who was the first to decipher the Flood Tablet, was so amazed with what he read on this ancient piece of clay that he ran around the British Museum tearing off his clothes screaming with excitement.
I was staring at the same, very famous, very old piece of clay, 6 inches wide and 3.17 cm (1.25 in) depth.
It was the oldest surviving Babylonian story ever found and preserved and written in Semitic language (part of the greater Afroasiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia.
We know that thousands of these cuneiform tablets were kept in The Assyrian King Ashurbanipal palace at Nineveh. Much of their lives and activities were preserved on these tablets portraying people, animals and goods, letters, legal texts, including myths and legends, hymns, prayers, rituals, dictionaries, contracts, invoices, business and much more.
How were the tablets made?
The ancient world used clay to preserve the stories of their lives and secrets by pressing wedge-shaped symbols consisting of letters on the surface of the clay. We also know some were engraved.
When were the tablets made?
From my research I find there are different dates. This small part below is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Gilgamesh's supposed historical reign is believed to have been approximately 2700 BCE, shortly before the earliest known written stories. The discovery of artifacts associated with Aga and Enmebaragesi of Kish, two other kings named in the stories, has lent credibility to the historical existence of Gilgamesh.
The earliest Sumerian Gilgamesh poems date from as early as the Third dynasty of Ur (2100-2000 BC). One of these poems mentions Gilgamesh's journey to meet the flood hero, as well as a short version of the flood story. The earliest Akkadian versions of the unified epic are dated to ca. 2000-1500 BC. Due to the fragmentary nature of these Old Babylonian versions, it is unclear whether they included an expanded account of the flood myth; although one fragment definitely includes the story of Gilgamesh's journey to meet Utnapishtim. The "standard" Akkadian version included a long version of the flood story and was edited by Sin-liqe-unninni sometime between 1300 and 1000 BC.
I also just read the Epic of Gilgamesh - written by a Middle Eastern scholar 2,500 years before the birth of Christ - commemorating the life of the ruler of the city of Uruk, from which Iraq gets its name.
I just read that Mesopotamian poets had told versions of the story of the flood and Noah's ark for 2,000 years before this tablet was written for King Ashurbanipal's Library.
What I also find very interesting is that the Mesopotamians told their versions of the story of Noah's ark and the flood hundreds of years before the first book of the Old Testament was even written. It is now believed by scholars to be the book of Job, the oldest book in the Bible, written around 1500 B.C.
How did the Mesopotamians know about the biblical story of Noah in the book of Genesis, if it wasn't written?
It is clear to me, that traditions and stories of the Great Flood were preserved, on clay known as cuneiform tablets,
and if the book of Genesis was not written, then the story of Noah's ark and the Great flood could of not been copied from the bible. These cuneiform tablets can only prove one thing, IT HAPPENED.
What do they say?
There are many of these cuneiform tablets.
They all say a similar story. That God sent a message to Noah warning of the coming flood and his intentions to destroy all life on earth.
God gives detailed instructions to Noah on how to build a boat then to take all creatures aboard the boat. The doors were closed. A dove was sent out but there was no dry land for it to rest so the dove came back to the boat. A raven, was sent out it found food and did not return. The boat then rested on the mountains. Noah came out of the boat with his family and they began their new lives.
My Conclusion is:
This is not hard to work out at all.
HERE WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY ROCK SOLID EVIDENCE OF THE GREAT FLOOD IMPRINTED ON SOLID CLAY CONFIRMING WITH THE Biblical story of Noah, in the book of Genesis.
This is a perfect example of what Jesus meant when he said and he who seeks finds, Matthew 7:8
The evidence of the bible is there if we only look for it we will most certainly find it just as Jesus states.
The book of Genesis is the TRUE and the original story of what really happened.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth and it grieved him at his heart.
And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:5 to 8
From my research I also find something I have not seen written anywhere else. it seems like the book of Enoch and the book of the Giants are all talking about the same thing, the flood
The tablet ,the Gilgamesh Epic and Atrahasis.
The Book of Enoch.
The Book of Giants
were all found with the dead sea scrolls in Qumran.
All the above are similar stories with one another and seem to confirm with one another.
In short the book of Enoch and the book of Giants confirm with the many Flood Tablets and say that God created the world.
A class of 200 angels called the watchers rebelled against God, fell in love with the beautiful woman, the rebelled angels or sons of God taught the woman evil things married them and had children who then became giants and were mighty. The Giants then became very evil, eating and sacrificing humans and having sex with animals. God was upset and hurt that he had created man.