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The Epic of Gilgamesh Lesson Plan

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The authors of this epic poem remain largely anonymous. The latest and most complete version ever found was composed no later than around 600 BCE, and was signed by a Babylonian author who called himself Sin-Leqi-Unninni.

This lesson plan uses the Akkadian version, which is usually the basis of most translations. The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest known works of literature.

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