Gilgamesh

The epic of Gilgamesh was written in ancient Mesopotamia over 4000 years ago.

Many people think it was the first story to be written down.

It tells of the prowess of King Gilgamesh and his acquisition of a friend, Enkidu, and their adventures in the wilderness, battling monsters, in search of immortality.

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The epic of Gilgamesh was written in ancient Mesopotamia over 4000 years ago.

Many people think it was the first story to be written down.

It tells of the prowess of King Gilgamesh and his acquisition of a friend, Enkidu, and their adventures in the wilderness, battling monsters, in search of immortality.