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MDaines Wrote:
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> Thanos,
>
> A note of caution when freely quoting the
> Gilgamesh stories as just about everybody does.
> This time not my words.
>
> “W. Von Soden regrets that we depend on the
> documents of the “Renaissance of Sumerian
> culture” (around 2100 B.C.), instead of having
> the real, old material at our disposal. The mere
> fact that Sumerian was the language of the
> educated Babylonian and Assyrian, the existence of
> the many Sumerian-Akkadian “dictionaries” and
> the numerous translations of the Gilgamesh epic
> betrays the activity of several academies
> responsible for the officially recognized text
> editions. One can almost see the scholars puzzling
> and frowning over the texts.” P. 120,
> Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillano and
> Hertha Von Dechend, David R. Godine, Publisher,
>
> At the same time, it's reasonable to suppose that
> the references to cedar trees are valid, and
> that's your main point.

Whether or not these early 3rd-2nd millenium BC copies of earlier Sumerian originals are faithful is completely irrelevant to the point. All that matters is that this is what the people thought at the time these were written which we can use as historians to help date these structures.



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Case for an Older Baalbek 3603 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 558 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 487 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 462 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 441 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 422 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 398 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 416 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 404 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 424 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 424 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 405 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 389 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 399 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 407 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 400 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 391 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 412 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 391 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 492 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
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Re: Case for no King Solomon 434 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 467 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 410 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 455 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 424 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 427 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 407 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 425 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 368 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 371 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 394 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 394 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 502 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 414 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 370 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 397 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 393 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 427 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 374 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 402 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 403 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 427 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 392 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 382 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 399 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 392 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 368 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 378 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 405 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 393 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 342 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 383 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 390 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 422 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 376 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 374 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 430 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 379 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 425 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 392 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 415 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 397 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 386 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 423 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 430 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 443 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 407 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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