Poetry is the language we use to express ourselves. It has been a part of us throughout time. There is probably so much more to be discovered, sitting preserved under buried grounds. There have been many writings found that pre-date even the Bible, and historians continue to search for these lost treasures to find out more about humanity. Some share similarities to events in the Bible, some are heroic tales in a quest to fight evil, while others shed light onto rituals of love.
Here are a few excerpts from the world’s oldest poems:
Known as the oldest surviving work of literature from ancient Mesopotamia, The Epic of Gilgamesh follows the story of a mythical hero undertaking a few quests and adventures.
The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 20th-10th Century BC)
From Tablet XI…
Utanapishtim spoke to Gilgamesh, saying:
“I will reveal to you, Gilgamesh, a…
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