A statue of Gilgamesh standing on Humbaba (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE) and a tablet containing parts of the epic and talking of the Cedar Forest (ca. 1800 - 1600 BCE).

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A statue of Gilgamesh standing on Humbaba (ca. 2000 - 1600 BCE) and a tablet containing parts of the epic and talking of the Cedar Forest (ca. 1800 - 1600 BCE).

A statue of Gilgamesh standing on Humbaba (ca. 2000 – 1600 BCE) and a tablet containing parts of the epic and talking of the Cedar Forest (ca. 1800 – 1600 BCE).
Courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

About Petros

Petros
I see myself as a “literary archaeologist.” No field work is required. The purpose of this self appointed and non-existent discipline is to marry two fields which do not cooperate very well with each other: archaeology and literary studies. The texts are historical artifacts and must be treated as such.