Travel back 4,000 years with the bestselling author of The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood, to find out how he discovers and deciphers text from clay tablets to reveal the vanished world of ancient Mesopotamia. As Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian artefacts at the British Museum, Finkel uses his familiarity with age-old writings preserved in museums across the globe to recreate a vanished world in his fiction. Find out about the background to his latest novel The Writing in the Stone, a blood-curdling story of madness, mayhem and murder in ancient Assyria.

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