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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.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11-Apr-18 23:08 by Thanos5150.

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Case for an Older Baalbek 2429 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 388 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 284 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 258 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 271 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 251 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 255 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 243 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 250 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 232 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
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Re: Case for no King Solomon 270 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 259 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 258 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 258 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 260 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 244 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 213 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 318 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 232 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 243 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 252 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 226 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 245 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 243 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 262 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 240 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 229 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 227 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 240 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 240 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 271 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 245 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 258 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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