New clay tablet adds 20 lines to Epic of Gilgamesh

Here is an important Ancient Near East archeology link.  We have several additional lines of poetry from the Gilgamesh saga.  The tablet was apparently looted during the recent troubles in Iraq, and then sold back to a museum if Kurdistan. Experts there recognized it as an important Neo-Babylonian artifact.

The new lines speak of the anger of the gods after Gilgamesh beheads a supernatural giant and cuts down the sacred forest he was guarding.

 

 

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