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...flood myth is common in many of the ancient texts and the similarity is striking in Gilgamesh and Genesis. Gilgamesh, on his voyage reaches a land - ostensibly paradise on earth - where a man called Utnapisthim and his wife survived a deluge and attained immortality.
The deluge occurs in the Sumerian epic before Gilgamesh found the immortal man who rested in peace after the flood while... Gilgamesh 2008 Gilgamesh, the oldest documented stories in the world tells about an ancient King of Uruk, Gilgamesh, who may have in fact existed, and whose name is on the Sumerian (Sumer was in Mesopotamia, i.e. today called Iraq -"Mesopotamia," the Greek for "between two rivers" - the Tigris and the Euphrates). The ...