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Ashurbanipal

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Epic of Gilgamesh

 

Definition: Assyrian king (668-626 B.C.) most famous for creating the world's first library, consisting of thousands of clay tables with writing on them. It is because of this library that we know so much about Babylonian and Assyrian literature. One of the stories in this library was the Epic of Gilgamesh.

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