Sumerian Tablets: Gilgamesh and his hairy friend Enkidu journey to the sky abode of the gods
Excerpts from ‘Chariots of the Gods’, by Erich Von Daniken, 1968
It is an established fact that the original version of the Epic of Gilgamesh stems from the Sumerians, that mysterious people whose origin we do not know, but who left behind the astonishing fifteen-digit number and a very advanced astronomy. It is also clear that the main thread of the Epic of Gilgamesh runs parallel to the biblical Book of Genesis.
The first clay tablet of the Kuyunjik finds relates that the victorious hero Gilgamesh built the wall around Uruk. We read that the “god of heaven” lived in a stately home which contained granaries, and that guards stood on the town walls. We learn that Gilgamesh was a mixture of “god” and man –two-thirds “god,” one third man. Pilgrims who came to…
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