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The Hero King Gilgamesh

by Irving L. Finkel

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A retelling, based on Assyrian clay tablets written in the seventh century BC, of the legendary exploits and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 BC.
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    Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman (themulhern)
    themulhern: The "Gilgamesh the King" series is a fun retelling of the myth. "The Hero King Gilgamesh" is less of an exciting tale and has more of an analytical or historical viewpoint. But both are good.
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    Gilgamesh; Man's First Story by Bernada Bryson (themulhern)
    themulhern: Both approach the illustrating of the myth in the same archaeological informed way.
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Drily witty retelling, for children, of the Gilgamesh epic. Every illustration in the book is taken from an artifact in the British Museum. The names of many of the important characters have been written out, by the author, in cuneiform. Pretty neat. ( )
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A retelling, based on Assyrian clay tablets written in the seventh century BC, of the legendary exploits and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 BC.

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