Tablet of King Lugalbanda

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2014
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The cuneiform inscriptions on this tablet narrate the story of "Lugalbanda and the Mountain Cave." Lugalbanda was Gilgamesh's father. This large literary document inscribed in Sumerian tells us how Lugalbanda was lost in the Kurdistan mountains (as they're called today). Old Babylonian era, 2003-1595 BCE. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).

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About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2014, July 18). Tablet of King Lugalbanda. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2775/tablet-of-king-lugalbanda/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tablet of King Lugalbanda." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 18, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2775/tablet-of-king-lugalbanda/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tablet of King Lugalbanda." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2014. Web. 29 Jul 2021.