Epic of Gilgamesh

(ca. 1300 BCE)

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Tablet I

He who has seen everything, I will make known (?) to the lands.

I will teach (?) about him who experienced all things … alike,

Anu granted him the totality of knowledge of all.

He saw the Secret, discovered the Hidden,

he brought information of (the time) before the Flood.

He went on a distant journey, pushing himself to exhaustion,

but then was brought to peace.

He carved on a stone stela all of his toils,

and built the wall of Uruk-Haven,

the wall of the sacred Eanna Temple, the holy sanctuary.

Look at its wall which gleams like copper (?),

inspect its inner wall, the likes of...

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