Gilgamesh, In Fossil Relief

for Sin-lege-unninni It is the month of Ab, late summer of the seventh century B.C.E., and a poet chisels text into stone tablets, etching 3,000 lines and brushing them by hand, the dust blown off with a whispered breath. He is translating the old Sumerian epic, reinventing the city of Uruk, the Wild Man and […]