The Epic “Enmerkar and the Ruler of Aratta”

The Epic “Enmerkar and the Ruler of Aratta”

In front of me lies a clay tablet. Approximately 4000 years ago, an unknown Sumerian scribe inscribed cuneiform signs on it. The tablet is square, 23 x 23 cm, that is, measures less than a usual sheet of paper for a typewriter. However, the scribe divided this tablet into twelve columns and contrived to fit …

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