Irving Finkel

Irving Finkel is a curator at the British Museum in London, where he is in charge of some 130,000 ancient clay tablets from Mesopotamia written in cuneiform in the extinct languages of Sumerian and Babylonian. He is also the author of the bestselling book, The Ark Before Noah, as well as many works of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Finkel also studies the history of board games and is deeply interested in the preservation of traditional games in India. He is also the founder of the Great Diary Project in London, which preserves the diaries of ordinary people for the future.

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