Analysis Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is said to be the earliest epic poem and literature from the Ancient World. An epic poem that was said to originate from around 2100 BCE. The original script was written in one of the world’s first system of writing, Cuneiform and is written in one of the Mesopotamian Language, the Sumerian Language. But around 1800 BCE, the poem was then reprised and written in a different Old Mesopotamian language, the Akkadian language, written on clay tablets. A total of 12 tablets was excavated in King Ashurbanipal’s (the last Assyrian ruler/king) Library in his Northern Palace in Nineveh, the Capital of Assyria (Now the Modern-Day Iraq). It is believed that there are other fragments of this epic poem, but only 12 of them was found. These 12 tablets are what the scholars uses to translate the poem that gave us the story of Gilgamesh. The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest literature from the Ancient World that tells us the Story of a magnificent but arrogant King/Ruler of the greatest walled city of Uruk. The world’s first city in the fertile crescent. It is a city with scaled up fortifications, glorious temples and gardens that was all built and created by their great King, Gilgamesh. The poem revolved around Gilgamesh, how his oppressive and arrogant ruling oppressed the people of Uruk, his journey/missions with his close companion, Enkidu, and how the death of his best friend/companion changed his views about death that made him go into a journey to chase
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