Iraq: Ancient tablet from Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh mural found

An artefact belonging to the mural of Epic of Gilgamesh was found in Iraq and is in possession of the Slemani Museum, in Sulaymaniyah, footage filmed on Friday shows. The artefact dates back to the early Babylonian era, around the year 1800 BC, and according to Professor of Ancient Languages and Antiquities Faouk Nasser Al-Rawi: «The significance of this piece lies in the fact that it is one of... Еще the pieces that completes the mural of the Epic of Gilgamesh.» According to reports, since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the museum began purchasing looted archaeological artefacts through a kind of amnesty program, without asking who was selling the pieces or where they were from. The tablet is reported to have been one of the artefacts recovered in such a away.

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