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  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh Unveiled: Searching For a Way to the Home Planet

    The Epic of Gilgamesh is regarded as one of mankind’s greatest literary and historical works. Many authors have studied the text in an effort to explain the nature of Gilgamesh’s tyranny and his erratic behavior.

    Gordon Board - 19/05/2019 - 14:09

  2. Humbaba: A Monstrous Foe for Gilgamesh or a Misunderstood Guardian?

    Humbaba (Huwawa) is a guardian creature found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, which is generally considered to be the earliest surviving great work of literature. Although Humbaba is traditionally depicted as a scary and negative figure, in opposition to the protagonist Gilgamesh, a recently discovered tablet portrays him in a more positive light.

    dhwty - 21/04/2018 - 18:48

  3. From Myth to Reality: Olympia and the Ancient Greek Olympics

    ... there are more activities and participants in the modern games, they do little to entice and arouse the Greek concept ... there are more activities and participants in the modern games, they do little to entice and arouse the Greek concept ... ruins of ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. ( aerial-drone / Adobe Stock ) Olympian Rules and ...

    Riley Winters - 31/07/2020 - 14:02

  4. The Ascension of Gilgamesh: Did the Epic Hero Actually Exist?

    The Epic of Gilgamesh is widely recognized and frequently a required reading for world literature courses. The poem is considered a masterpiece in its own right, not just because it is the earliest piece of Western Asian epic poetry. Written 4,000 years ago, the poem tells the story of a hero contending with gods and demons, as well as grappling with issues that still confound us today: how to deal with the grief of a deceased loved one and the purpose of existence.

    Kerry Sullivan - 14/09/2017 - 13:57

  5. The Nurturing Goddess Ninsun: Worshipped by Ancient Mesopotamians and the Mother of Gilgamesh

    Ninsun is a female figure found in Sumerian mythology. She is a goddess whose parents are the deities Anu (the sky god) and Uras (a goddess of the earth). As a goddess, Ninsun was worshipped by the ancient Mesopotamians, and had several cult centers in that civilization.

    Today, however, Ninsun is perhaps best known as the mother of the hero Gilgamesh, the principal hero of the Epic of Gilgamesh, a piece of work commonly regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature.

    dhwty - 12/03/2016 - 03:34

  6. Forget Death and Seek Life! Fascinating Insights into The Human Condition in 4,000-Year-Old Epic of Gilgamesh

    “Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the eponymous 4000-year-old epic poem, coins the world’s first heroic catchphrase.

    ancient-origins - 09/05/2017 - 01:58

  7. Fun for Everyone: The Evolving History of Board Games

    The delightful hobby of playing games isn't a modern invention. While people in ancient times ... Go to entertain themselves, they still spent hours of fun games both inside and outside of their households. The delightful hobby of playing games isn't a modern invention. While people in ancient times ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 25/12/2016 - 21:51

  8. The Legend of Gilgamesh

    Myths are traditional stories that address the various ways of living and being. The well-known myth of Gilgamesh has been cited in many sources as one of the first stories in our recorded human history originating from Mesopotamia, Iraq today, though some maintain it was not just a fairytale but was based on some elements of truth. Only a few tablets have survived from the original Sumerian texts dating back to 2000 BC and written in cuneiform language.

    ancient-origins - 02/08/2014 - 01:14

  9. The Epic of Gilgamesh Unveiled: Enlightenment and Source of Religions

    This retelling of key parts of the Epic explores the unconventional idea that Gilgamesh was not searching for life eternal on Earth, as has been suggested as the theme of the Epic, but was instead searching for the means of transport to return to his goddess mother Ninsun’s home planet in the heavens. With some degree of poetic license, the author merges some ideas from modern science and technology with the story from the ancient text.

    Gordon Board - 19/05/2019 - 22:58

  10. The Ancient Epic of Gilgamesh and the Precession of the Equinox

    Gilgamesh is the ancient Sumerian epic, written some 4,000 years ago on cuneiform clay tablets and rediscovered only in the nineteenth century. It is a story that has echoes of the biblical Old Testament, with its graphic details of a great flood and the formation of mankind from the dust of the earth. The bulk of the story is devoted to a king of Sumer, known as Gilgamesh, and his epic quest into the mystical forests of cedar, where he performs many heroic deeds.

    ralph - 24/09/2015 - 01:04

  11. Olympic Games Postponed for the First Time in History

    ... outbreak.  It is the first time in history that the games have been postponed, although they have been cancelled ... three times in the twentieth century. The Olympic Games were formally postponed after a discussion between the ... Olympic Committee. They both agreed that cancelling the games was unacceptable and believed that postponement was ...

    Ed Whelan - 24/03/2020 - 17:57

  12. Ancient North Americans Played High-stakes Games

    From games of chance to tests of physical skill, ancient North ... their sport and recreation seriously, research shows. “Games are ubiquitous. Every society seems to have them,” ... Barbara. University of California, Santa Barbara From games of chance to tests of physical skill, ancient North ...

    ancient origins - 09/02/2018 - 02:02

  13. Anunnaki Revealed: Finding the Nephilim in Myth, Giants Among Men– Part II

    READ PART I

    jason and sarah - 16/11/2017 - 18:56

  14. Immortality Lies within the Legend: Is Gilgamesh Alive and Well?

    In 1853, Hormuzad Rassam discovered fragments of an ancient Sumerian text which is now considered to be the first great work of literature our civilization ever produced. After its translation it was published in 1870 by George Smith. Although read by serious Mesopotamia scholars far and wide, it was generally consigned to oblivion in the popular press.

    jim willis - 20/08/2018 - 16:33

  15. Gladiators: Ancient Romans Loved Their Deadly Games

    ... – gladiatorial combats. The Origins of Gladiatorial Games The concept of gladiatorial games has its roots in the Etruscans, the predecessors of the Romans. In Etruscan society, gladiatorial games were supposed to be part of the funerary rituals ...

    dhwty - 15/07/2020 - 22:05

  16. Mythbusting Ancient Rome: Did Christians Ban The Ancient Olympics?

    ... or Summer Olympics comes around, we hear about how the games staged at Olympia in Greece since 776 BC came to a ... or Summer Olympics comes around, we hear about how the games staged at Olympia in Greece since 776 BC came to a ... Code, actually mentions the abolition of the Olympic Games, as the historian Ingomar Weiler has pointed out . ...

    ancient-origins - 22/02/2018 - 01:45

  17. Leather Balls of Ancient Horsemen Used In 3000-year-old War Games

    ... in northern China. They are offering evidence that ball games were played some 3000 years ago. Researchers believe ... in northern China. They are offering evidence that ball games were played some 3000 years ago. It is believed that not only were ball games important but played a role in the rise of Central ...

    Ed Whelan - 13/10/2020 - 14:00

  18. Previously Unknown Lines to the Epic of Gilgamesh discovered in Stolen Cuneiform Tablet

    An Assyriologist at the University of London (UCL) has discovered that a stolen clay tablet inscribed with ancient cuneiform text that was recently acquired by a museum in Iraq, contains 20 previously unknown lines to the epic story of Gilgamesh, the oldest known epic poem and widely regarded as the first great work of literature ever created.  The discovery provides new details about Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and Enkidu, a wild man created by the gods to rid Gilgamesh of his arrogance, as they travel to the Cedar Forest, home of the

    aprilholloway - 03/10/2015 - 21:47

  19. Olympic Torch Ceremony Spells Trouble Amid Coronavirus Fears

    ... has traditionally been the count-down to the modern games and it reaffirms the connection between the ancient and ... has traditionally been the count-down to the modern games and it reaffirms the connection between the ancient and ... a flame “which stays lit for the entirety of the Olympic Games period, symbolizes purity and represents the values of ...

    Ed Whelan - 12/03/2020 - 22:55

  20. The Dilmun Civilization: An Important Location for Ancient Mythology and Trade

    Dilmun (Telmun) was a civilization located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Although this was quite an old civilization, it is much less famous than the four cradles of civilization of the Old World, i.e. Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, the Indus Valley Civilization, and the Yellow River Civilization.

    dhwty - 25/10/2015 - 23:52

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