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Epic of Gilgamesh

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Definition: Famous ancient story about a great warrior (named Gilgamesh) who lives a very long time and does a great many great things. This story also includes a Great Flood story and some other stories found in traditions of other ancient civilizations. Gilgamesh was from Uruk, a Sumerian city.

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The Ancient Middle East
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
About the Epic of Gilgamesh
Find out more about this ancient hero story.

Summary of the Epic
Good outline of the famous story.

The Epic Itself
Read it for yourself.

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