GILGAMESH AND ENKIDU AND THE QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY

MS 5277
MS Short Title GILGAMESH AND ENKIDU AND THE QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY
Text 1.GILGAMESH AND ENKIDU AND THE QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY, OR GILGAMESH THE HERO KING, RETOLD FOR CHILDREN BY IRVING FINKEL 
2.IRVING FINKEL: MYTHOLOGY FOR YOUNG READERS; ESSAY 
3.IRVING FINKEL: THE DIARY GIRL; DRAFT
Description MS in English and Babylonian (text 1) on paper, London, 1996, 49 ff., 15x10 cm, 1-3 columns, (14x19 cm), 10-39 lines in cursive script and cuneiform script, autograph, signed, 9 pendrawings; with a typescript of text 1 with autograph and editor's corrections, signed, 48 pp.
Binding London, ca. 1995, cardboard, spiral bound.
Context An inscribed and signed copy of the printed book follows the MS. For the original Old Babylonian version of the Gilgamesh Epic, see MSS 3025 and 2652/5.
Provenance 1. Irving Finkel, London(1996-2005).
Commentary Gilgamesh, the oldest substantial world literature, is mostly preserved on a set of 11 Neo Babylonian tablets at British Museum. Gilgamesh was king in one of the oldest cities in the world, Uruk in Sumer, around 2700 BC. The Epic is about one of the great friendships in history, and how Gilgamesh went on a dangerous and adventurous journey to the East to find the secret of eternal life. He found it, but lost it on his way back. Dr. Irving Finkel, Assyriologist in British Museum, is author of several books for children including "The Lewish Chessmen and What Happended to Them". His latest book (2005) is: Games, Discover and play 5 famous ancient games.
Published London, British Museum Press, 1998, under the title: The hero King Gilgamesh.
Place of origin London
Dates 1996

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