Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet

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The "Epic of Gilgamesh" from Ancient Sumeria is perhaps the oldest known story in the world. It tells the story of the legendary hero king from the Sumerian city-state of Uruk. (2750-2500 BCE). Later Mesopotamian civilizations adopted this myth as their own. At first it was part of an oral tradition, but was finally written down on clay tablets like this one in cuneiform writing. It was originally written on 12 clay tablets in cunieform script. From the Royal Tombs of Ur

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