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    N. K. Sandars studied, soon after the war, with Professor Gordon Childe at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and took the diploma of the Institute. She continued to work at Oxford, taking a B.Litt. degree in the prehistory of Europe, and thereafter she worked on the prehistory of the Aegean, receiving a studentship at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, a scholarship from Oxford University and a travelling prize from the University of Liverpool. She has travelled extensively in Europe and in the Near and Middle East, and has taken part in excavations in the British Isles and overseas. She has contributed article to various journals and is the author ofBronze Age Cultures in France, Prehistoric Art in Europe, Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia, andThe Sea Peoples. She is a fellow the British Academy and of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute.
    A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba. But when Enkidu is killed, his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh. Terrified of mortality, he resolves to find the secret of eternal life...


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    ISBN 9780141026282
    Genre POETRY / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
    Format Paperback
    Pages 71
    Publisher Date 2006-12-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 1972
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.1 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Penguin Epics
    Audience General/trade
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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