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... 2008 Gilgamesh, the oldest documented stories in the world tells about an ancient King of Uruk, Gilgamesh, who may have in fact existed, and whose name is on the Sumerian (Sumer was in Mesopotamia, i.e. today called Iraq -"Mesopotamia," the Greek for "between two rivers" - the Tigris and the Euphrates). The epic dates back to the 18th century before the Christian era, that is, more than 3,700 years ago. Engraved in the block -shaped letters known as cuneiform on clay tablets, Gilgamesh stands as the most basic classic of world literature, a classic which is still in the making, for scholars keep on discovering and assemble slices -- in Akkadian, Sumerian, Hittite and other ancient languages...