The Epic of Gilgamesh contains the quest of the king of Uruk in Babylonia for immortality and of his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills. Many texts include the account of a flood similar to the deluge described in Genesis. The earliest known Gilgamesh texts come from Sumer (2700 B.C.); from the 18th century B.C. onwards, Gilgamesh texts appear in many versions in several languages of the region. The latest version sofar was created in the first millennium B.C.
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The text as translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs.
Epic of Gilgamesh Theatre Production
The oldest known heroes tale Gilgamesh and Enkidu has been created into a play. Photos, score, text, and references.
The complete text by tablet.
He Who Saw Everything
Verse version of the Epic of Gilgamesh.