Part of Tablet V, the Epic of Gilgamesh

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 September 2014

A newly discovered partially broken tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh: "the episode of the journey of Gilgamesh and Enkidu." According to Professor Farouk Al-Rawi (of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), this tablets narrates how Gilgamesh and Enkidu enter the cedar forest and kill Humbaba. Professor Al-Rawi also said that the tablet mentions that Gilgamesh and Enkidu saw a "monkey"; this is not mentioned in the other available versions of tablet V. The tablet dates back to the old Babylonian period, 2003-1595 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2014, September 24). Part of Tablet V, the Epic of Gilgamesh. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3061/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Part of Tablet V, the Epic of Gilgamesh." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 24, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3061/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Part of Tablet V, the Epic of Gilgamesh." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Sep 2014. Web. 19 Apr 2019.

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