Gilgamesh Tomb Believed Found at Uruk!

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 08:45 AM
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Awesome discovery at Uruk in Iraq where archeologist of the Bavarian department of Historical Monuments in Munich believe they may have found the lost tomb of King Gilgamesh, the Hero, the semi-god/human, the giant of the Sumerian oldest epic saga in history, written on a set of thousands inscribed clay tablets .
(The so called "Anu.nna.ki" saga...)

news.bbc.co.uk...


The Epic Of Gilgamesh - written by a Middle Eastern scholar 2,500 years before the birth of Christ - commemorated the life of the ruler of the city of Uruk, from which Iraq gets its name

Now, a German-led expedition has discovered what is thought to be the entire city of Uruk - including, where the Euphrates once flowed, the last resting place of its famous King.

"I don't want to say definitely it was the grave of King Gilgamesh, but it looks very similar to that described in the epic," Jorg Fassbinder, of the Bavarian department of Historical Monuments in Munich, told the BBC World Service's Science in Action programme.

In the book - actually a set of inscribed clay tablets - Gilgamesh was described as having been buried under the Euphrates, in a tomb apparently constructed when the waters of the ancient river parted following his death.

"We found just outside the city an area in the middle of the former Euphrates river the remains of such a building which could be interpreted as a burial," Mr Fassbinder said.

"The most surprising thing was that we found structures already described by Gilgamesh," Mr Fassbinder stated.


Astonishing.


Honor to the King!

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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Awesome spot Arken, thanks for sharing this.


If true, quite simply the most important archeological discovery for well, quite a while. I will be awaiting further developments with some serious impatience.........
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Flavian
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Awesome spot Arken, thanks for sharing this.


If true, quite simply the most important archeological discovery for well, quite a while. I will be awaiting further developments with some serious impatience.........
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Thanks Flavian. I'm really excited, by this incredible news. I really can't wait.....
I want know more and soooooooooon.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Legendary!!! So awesome! Mmmmmm so some myths were true after all??? Dun dun dun who'd a thunk?



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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Me too! I honestly can't wait for more info to come about this. It could open up all sorts of new knowledge about that period. Who knows, there could even be more information about the epic contained in his tomb. And, even more excitingly, maybe more info about the flood - which areas were affected and so on. Even if there is nothing like that, if it is an entire city then there could be a whole plethora of new information just waiting to be uncovered.

It is just so exciting. You can keep your Rameses, i raise you one Gilgamesh!


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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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On the first picture, it looks like he's wearing a wrist watch.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:12 AM
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But, but, but, according to many other threads, we have already found everything that could possibly be found. That means this is impossible!!! We have looked under every mountain, every building, every parking lot. every inch of ocean has been excavated!! The learned among us say that this can not be so!! " sarcasm off" Nice find OP.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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from the link ...


Gilgamesh was believed to be two-thirds god, one-third human


this is an intresting part of the gilgamesh epic that has been picked up on .

it shows that, at that time, they had a knowledge of DNA and how it works,
(more than i do), as the mother contributes 100% to mitochondrial DNA and the uhh.. other kind of DNA is 50/ 50% between mother and father meaning that if the mother was a 'god' and the father was a man ... a 2/3 to 1/3 ratio would be close but appropriate.
kinda dumps on our patriarchal/ monotheism belief system.


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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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Should the city be Uruk, and Gilgamesh prove a real character
It then puts a greater stamp of authenticity for the Annuaki story as well does it not?
The Sumerians didnt bull# us maybe?



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:25 AM
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I can't wait to see if he turns out to be truly a giant.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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Awesome...hopefully Atlantis is next....Would love to see my archeological bucket list scratched off in my lifetime.

Des


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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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You know that the religious community are going to be extremely nervous about this. That's all they need is more writings to prove the Bible was ripped off of Sumerian text.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
You know that the religious community are going to be extremely nervous about this. That's all they need is more writings to prove the Bible was ripped off of Sumerian text.


Is alredy confirmed by vatican scholars, that "Ancient Testament" is a "Mirror" of the Sumerian texts.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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Nice find,is the picture part of the actual tomb or is it just a filler,next I hope they find the resting place of Nimrod.
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by Spider879
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Nice find,is the picture part of the actual tomb or is just a filler,next I hope they find the resting place of Nimrod.


The image in the Opening Post is the most famous portrait of King Gilgamesh.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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Great find, Arken, and very interesting. Thanks for posting it!

The BBC story seems to be 10 years old though. I did an all-too-quick Google search to try to find more recent news, but didn't see much about what they've learned since then. Any more news?



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:55 AM
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IF this turns out to become verifiable beyond a shadow of doubt. it certainly is a pretty significant discovery.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:56 AM
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Should the city be Uruk, and Gilgamesh prove a real character
It then puts a greater stamp of authenticity for the Annuaki story as well does it not?
The Sumerians didnt bull# us maybe?


No. Gilgamesh was a legendary character, like King Arthur. The legend may have been based on an actual person, but the stories told about him are fantasies. If an archaeologist turned up a grave that could definitely be identified as that of Arthur, Dux Bellorum, it would not mean that Stonehenge was built by Merlin.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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You are right!

I typed "gilgamesh" on google and find this article.
I never heard of this dicovery.... It is from 2003!

A video, from 17 february 2013


No update from german archeologists?



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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Article is from 2003?





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