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The Epic of Gilgamesh    
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The Epic of Gilgamesh

by Saadi BAHRI

ISBN : 978-2-84924-475-3

5 x 8" (13 x 20 cm)

56 pages

10,00 € / $10.00

The Epic of Gilgamesh, the renowned king of Ourouk (Uruk), in Mesopotamia, comes from an age which had been wholly forgotten, until in the 19th century, archaeologists began uncovering the buried cities of the Middle East. They discovered in Iraq, the first written epic, the wonderful story of King Gilgamesh on 12 clay tablets. They saw how this King built Ourouk, one of the first cities of our world. And through his story we also see other astonishing themes such as: the passage of man from the wild to the civilized state, the beauty of the deeply human role of woman, how cruelty changes through friendship, how this friendship helps to become and defy destiny. But above all, that eternal question that we will always ask: life and death.