The Akkadian text of the Epic of Gilgamesh was first discovered in 1849 AD by the English archaeologist Austen Henry Layard in the Library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh.What is the tablet of Gilgamesh?
Flood tablet in Akkadian. The Gilgamesh flood myth is a flood myth in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Many scholars believe that the flood myth was added to Tablet XI in the "standard version" of the Gilgamesh Epic by an editor who utilized the flood story from the Epic of Atrahasis.What is Babylonian Gilgamesh?
Ancient Babylonia - The Gilgamesh Epic. Gilgamesh is by far the longest of all these compositions. The main hero was the ruler of Uruk during the middle of the third millennium BC. Tales were told about Him in Sumerian but nothing has been recovered from that early time period.