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The Story of Gilgamesh & Aga


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 24 February 2015
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This literary text narrates the war between Gilgamesh (king of Uruk) and Aga (the last king of the first dynasty Kish). The Epic of Gilgamesh mentioned that Aga had besieged Uruk. Purchase. From Southern Mesopotamia (precise provenance unknown), modern-day Iraq. Old-Babylonian period, 2000-1500 BCE. (The Sulaimaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan).

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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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