The Epic Of Gilgamesh Essay

810 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest written story in human history that has survived since the third millennium BCE. The Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient Mesopotamian poem of telling a story about the epic adventures of a man named Gilgamesh, who is the King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu. The word meaning of Mesopotamia means the “land between the rivers” in ancient Greek language and the location of Mesopotamia is land near between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers which in present-day are across in countries of most of Iraq, Kuwait, and Eastern part of Syria. Mesopotamia was place where the human beings began to develop cities, animal domestication, and other important developments that started for the first time in human history. The Epic of Gilgamesh dated back to the third millennium BCE and was discovered in Babylon by archeologist in the last century. The discovery of the poems of The Epic of Gilgamesh was very crucial to the understandings of ancient Mesopotamia because it provided documented evidence the existence of the social, political, and religious of what ancient Mesopotamia had at that time of human history. In ancient Mesopotamia, there were handful of civilizations with social and governmental systems intact. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh was the King of Uruk, a civilization in ancient Mesopotamia and near the ancient city of Babylon. The city of Uruk has huge walls, a great rampart, and the temple of Eanna for the god of the firmament Anu, and for…

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