Newly Discovered Tablet II of the Epic of Gilgamesh

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 April 2019
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This is the newly discovered Tablet II of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The upper surface is the obverse. The image was intentionally shot focusing on the center because the tablet has not been published yet. The cuneiform text has been transliterated by Professor Farouk Al-Rawi and an article will be published by him soon. The cuneiform inscription indicates that the tablet belongs to the Old-Babylonian version of the Epic. Circa 1800 BCE. Not on display. Exclusive image, never-before-seen. It is in the Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan. Acquisition number T-7544. Shot on April 7, 2019.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, April 08). Newly Discovered Tablet II of the Epic of Gilgamesh. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10429/newly-discovered-tablet-ii-of-the-epic-of-gilgames/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Newly Discovered Tablet II of the Epic of Gilgamesh." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 08, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10429/newly-discovered-tablet-ii-of-the-epic-of-gilgames/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Newly Discovered Tablet II of the Epic of Gilgamesh." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2019. Web. 16 Jul 2024.

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