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Druss

Gilgamesh tomb believed found

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Archaeologists in Iraq believe they may have found the lost tomb of King Gilgamesh - the subject of the oldest "book" in history.

The Epic Of Gilgamesh - written by a Middle Eastern scholar 2,500 years before the birth of Christ - commemorated the life of the ruler of the city of Uruk, from which Iraq gets its name.

Now, a German-led expedition has discovered what is thought to be the entire city of Uruk - including, where the Euphrates once flowed, the last resting place of its famous King.

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Fascinating! Great post, Druss. smile.gif

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Excellent find, Druss. Since Iraq will be much more accessible than in recent years, there could be many more discoveries like this smile.gif

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Great post! And very appropriate to this site.

The epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest examples of dream interpretation. In one of the chronicled tales, Gilgamesh is preparing to fight against his enemy, called Enkidu. Before the battle he dreams of his enemy's advance. Afterwards he tells his mother, who interprets this as a sign that the battle will end in friendship, which it does.

In another tale Gilgamesh revives his dead friends spirit, which is one of the earliest examples of a ghost.

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