New Fragment Found of Gilgamesh Tablet V

A new fragment of The Epic of Gilgamesh tablet V—incredibly enough, preserving previously unknown lines—has come to light at Sulaymaniyah Museum in Iraq. Read Osama S. M. Amin’s fascinating article about the find.

A newly discovered tablet V of the epic of Gilgamesh. The left half of the whole tablet has survived and is composed of 3 fragments. The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq. Photo © Osama S.M. Amin.

A newly discovered tablet V of the epic of Gilgamesh. The left half of the whole tablet has survived and is composed of 3 fragments. The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq. Photo © Osama S.M. Amin.

Click here to download a .pdf of Farouk N H Al-Rawi and Andrew George, “Back to the Cedar Forest: The beginning and end of Tablet V of the Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgameš,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 66 (2014): 69-90.

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