> That is really interesting, makes everything as
> clear as mud. It's rarely as simple as we want to
> think. Whatever author you quoted sounds to be
> very thorough and obviously you haven't given
> Gilgamesh just a passing glance, you've put some
> time into researching it.
I don't know why I didn't give the link. Getting old. HERE.
I ain't no expert thats for sure, but I have had to read it, or parts of it, several times. Then I had to try and figure out the different versions to date them and it gets to be a big mess. Just understanding that is a field of study all to itself.
> 10 days with ideal conditions, as the saying goes;
> god willin' and the crik don't rise.
And that's if Humbaba don't get you first.
> For those
> like me who need visuals, about the same time to
> walk the length of the Grand Canyon. All those
> objections and calculations about the impossible
> size of the forest were kind of a waste of time.
> Often it's better to keep the mouth shut and do a
> little research first, or just ask.
Some people are just that way.
> I wanted an idea of what a cedar forest would like
> that would create such a stir in the ancients,
> found this nice
> video of a forest up tbird's way. I didn't
> realize they were giant trees but I don't know if
> these are the same as the Lebanese cedar. In any
> case, a forest stretching for miles would have
> been an intimidating area, wouldn't want to get
> lost in it. Having been in the Redwoods I can
> understand the sense of reverence one can feel in
> a forest of giant trees.
Back in the day the cedar forest of Lebanon was much bigger. Considering the surrounding landscape of the Near East, the sight of such a magnificent forest was probably extra special.
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