The Epic of Gilgamesh tells us the story of the Flood that took place before the Bible’s rendition of Noah’s Ark. It was originally discovered by Hormuzd Rassam in the palace of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal in 1853 in the land that is going to soon be renamed Iraq.
It is the oldest poem ever discovered that has been almost entirely deciphered to this day. Inside of the palace, the archaeologist came upon an ancient royal library which was officially organized and deciphered in 1861 by George Smith.
The books were then sent to the British Museum where you can find them to this very day. The Assyrian empire dates back to 900 to 600 BC, and as far as we know they were the most advanced civilization to have ever lived. They were the first to use iron weapons and protective suits and they also engineered a lot of new constructions, installed stairs, ramps, tunnels, etc.
The Library of Nineveh only supports this, as it tells us the many stories of the ancient Assyrians in Mesopotamia. The Epic of Gilgamesh tells us the story of the king and the Universal Flood. So far we’ve apparently come across 2/3 parts of the story, which is quite ironic considering the fact that Gilgamesh himself was said to have been two-thirds god one-third human.
The story is filled with love, sex, violence, and war and it results in Gilgamesh and his friends being cursed forever by the Goddess Ishtar.