This poem centres around the character of Gilgamesh, the great king of Uruk, and his futile quest for immortality. It recounts his journey to the Spring of Youth, his encounters with monsters and Gods, and his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man of the hills.
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Andrew George is Reader in Assyriology at SOAS (the School of Oriential and African Studies) in London, and is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University's Institute of Archaeology. His research has taken him many times to Iraq to visit Babylon and other ancient sites, and to museums in Baghdad, Europe and North America to read the original clay tablets on which the scribes of ancient Iraq wrote.
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 1997. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140863877