The best known of the Ancient Cuneiform Tablets was the Epic of Gilgamesh, a legendary ruler of Uruk, and his search for immortality. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a huge work, the longest piece of literature in Akkadian (the language of Babylonia and Assyria). It was known across the ancient Near East, with versions also found at Hattusas (capital of the Hittites), Emar in Syria and Megiddo in the Levant.
The Eleventh Tablet of the Epic, Which this book is about, describes the meeting of Gilgamesh with Utnapishtim. Like Noah in the Hebrew Bible, Utnapishtim had been forewarned of a plan by the gods to send a Great Flood. He built a Boat and loaded it with all his precious possessions, his kith and kin, domesticated and wild animals and skilled craftsmen of every kind. Utnapishtim survived the Flood for six days while mankind was destroyed, before landing on a mountain called Nimush. He released a Dove and a swallow but they did not find dry land to rest on, and returned. Finally a Raven that he released did not return, showing that the Waters must have receded.
This is for the book Gilgamesh Flood Tablet XI by Jim Arnold. The Book is 46 pages and full color. It is 8.5 x 11 inches in size and has a Color picture of the front and back of the Real Tablet on it's covers. It contains all the Relevant Facts pertaining to the history of this Famous Tablet. From where it was Found to comparisons to the Bible and other tablets. The Real Tablet sits in the British Museum today. The Book also contains numerous Historical Newspaper Clippings about the Tablet and has a extensive bibliography for your pleasure to even get more educated on the Tablet.
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