Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gilgamesh: The Director's Cut

So Oliver Stone can't finish Alexander and a new Blade Runner cut surfaces once a decade. Turns out even the oldest story in the world can get a minor revision. My friend Randall Munden posted a link to this story. Apparently they found 20 new lines of the Epic of Gilgamesh in Iraq. The epic is considered to be the oldest known work of literature - at all - and it basically deals with a superhero, which is cool. Here's another story from the Smithsonian.

Here's Gilgamesh kicking some ass.


I've not read the epic of Gilgamesh, but it might be about time. With his pal Enkidu, we see the beginning of the "buddy adventure," and it's my understanding there's a bunch of synergy with Old Testament stuff. At any rate, this is proof the right kind of fantasy novel never gets old.

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