The Babylonian Story Of The Deluge And The Epic Of Gilgamish

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Babylonian Story Of The Deluge And The Epic Of Gilgamish By E. A. Wallis Budge

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Type: Global Grey edition in all 3 formats (PDF, EPUB and Kindle). Fully formatted with active table of contents, footnotes, and in the PDF version, bookmarks

Pages: 44

Publication Date: 1929

Illustrations: No

About The Book: This is the earliest known telling of the great flood and pre-dates any Christian reference to the flood (Noah) by thousands of years.

 

Excerpt:

“Whilst the workmen were clearing out the Chamber of the Lion Hunt they came across several heaps of inscribed baked clay tablets of “all shapes and sizes,” which resembled in general appearance the tablets that Layard had found in the South West Palace the year before. There were no remains with them, or near them, that suggested they had been arranged systematically and stored in the Chamber of the Lion Hunt, and it seems as if they had been brought there from another place and thrown down hastily, for nearly all of them were broken into small pieces.”

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E. A. Wallis BudgeSir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857 – 1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East and Ancient Egypt. His works were widely read by those seeking comparative ethnological data. He was interested in the paranormal and believed in the reality of spirits and hauntings and had a number of friends in the Ghost Club.

 

 

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