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Surprise archaeological discovery updates 4000-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh

A clay tablet has been discovered in Iraq, adding 20 new lines to the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, a work of poetry widely regarded as one of the earliest literary narratives in the world.Dating back to the Neo-Babylonian period (2000-1500 BC), the tablet was identified along with 90 other pieces back in 2011 by Farouk El-Rawi, a professorial research associate at the department of Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East at University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and Abdallah Hashim, a museum official.

read more: Surprise archaeological discovery updates 4000-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh – Stage & Street – Arts & Culture – Ahram Online

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This entry was posted on March 3, 2016 by in Archaeology.

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