The Epic of Gilgamesh (Full story)

“The epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest written story, known to exist. The oldest Existing versions of this poem dates back to 2000 BC in Sumerian cuneiform. While a complete version dates back to 700 BC in the Akkadian language. Even though the texts themselves were lost for thousands of years, the tale had still spread through to Europe and Asia. Even the Greeks and the Romans mentioned king Gilgamesh as late as 200 AD. The story was rediscovered in 1839 by a British archeologist, Austen Layard, leading to the uncovering of much of the lost Mesopotamian civilizations.”