The Epic Of Gilgamesh : The Cradle Of Civilization

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About 5,500 years ago in the land widely known as “The Cradle of Civilization” or the “Land between rivers” stood Mesopotamia the worlds ' most prestigious ancient river civilization that emerged in those times. And it can, in fact be proven that because of Mesopotamia 's extensive trade routes, its great leaders, and the growth in technology that occurred that Mesopotamia was one of the greatest civilizations to have ever existed. By which it not only it helped create some important things such as Writing and laws but it was one of the first civilizations where people began to settle down and help formed the fundamental structure of a civilization that brought everything from law to schools. And we can gather information about these people 's way of life, beliefs, and geographical location. From “The Epic of Gilgamesh” a literary work that shows us several important pieces of information that helps us understand this ancient civilization of Mesopotamia in where this epic shows us the people’s belief, how they live and worked and their views on death.
But first we need to know that Mesopotamia began like allot of other civilizations through the process known as urbanization in where the Sumerians were the first people to migrate to Mesopotamia and found good soil that provided a surplus of food and with the surplus of food it brought people to settle down from the nomad lifestyle to a settler’s life by creating villages, towns and then cities. So around 9000 BC the vast…

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