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Gilgamesh – A Hero for the Ages

January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States


Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Marvel Comics all owe a debt to Gilgamesh, a hero in Mesopotamian mythology and the protagonist of the world’s first epic story. Gilgamesh was a historic king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk and probably ruled sometime between 2800 and 2500 BCE. His story has been immortalized as one of the seminal stories in world literature, depicting the struggle to become fully human through a journey of self-discovery. Archaeological work in the Fertile Crescent has helped us understand the world in which the hero lived and provides a better understanding of the roots of Western civilization.

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Date:
January 9, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
archaeologynow.org

Contact

Becky Lao
Phone:
7133646344
Email:
archaeologyhouston@gmail.com
Website:
archaeologynow.org

Venue

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Phone:
7133646344
Website:
archaeologynow.org

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