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How the ark changed shape

British Museum curator Irving Finkel tells Will Gore how the chance discovery of a Babylonian tablet helped him trace the roots of Noah’s Ark

The Romans come to Britain again (AP Photo)

In the cramped British Museum, the exhbition told us little about the Roman city

Benedict XVI pictured at the Angelus yesterday  (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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Archbishop Nichols views relics on show at the British Museum (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Is the ‘spiritual and emotive’ power of relics more important than their authenticity?

Archbishop Nichols views relics on show at the British Museum (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Treasures of Heaven opens today at the British Museum