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Essay | The Legned of Gilgamesh

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The Legned of Gilgamesh

Summary: The story of the king of Uruk, Gilgamesh, is believed by some to be one of the world's oldest true stories. In "Epic of Gilgamesh" by Herbert Mason, the king is portrayed as a selfish tyrant who displeases the gods. Gilgamesh becomes a better ruler after the death of Enkidu.
The story of Gilgamesh, and the time he ruled over Uruk, is based on tablets from ancient Babylonia where the Gilgamesh epic occurred thousands of years ago. The tablets were found in the 19th century by archeologists in the old ruins. The tablets contained a rough version of their king's life and quest, some tablets were indecipherable and some tablets had been damaged. Though it is impossible to pinpoint when the Gilgamesh epic was created, many scientists, archeologists, historians and scholars estimated a time period around 2000 B.C. If Gilgamesh was from this estimated time period, then Gilgamesh is the oldest story in the world. Not only is there scientific evidence from the tablets, Gilgamesh's name is on the Sumerian kings list sometime in these years also, it is also believed by multiple historians that the Gilgamesh epic is not just a child's story from this...

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