Tag: Gilgamesh

Son of a Pitch Query Contest

I haven’t done this in years, but I thought I might test out the query and new opening of a novel I had at first given up on, and that I recently revised.   Wish me luck. 🙂 If you’re interested in participating in the contest, here is a link. I would really appreciate comments…

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Gilgamesh in Akkadian

Reposting this amazing recording of the Gilgamesh Epic in its original Akkadian. I should point out that the earliest version of the Gilgamesh stories were poems written in Sumerian, not in Akkadian. The Akkadian version (written hundreds of years later) is the best known complete version.   Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the…

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Sumerian Currency

When I tell people that I write and like to study a culture that was born around 6,000 years ago, they invariable start making jokes about mastodons and caves.  In actuality, the Sumerian culture was considerably developed, exceeding military technology that took the Egyptian culture a thousand years to reinvent. Sumerians also had a complex…

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