> Certainly plausible. I was looking at a similar
> region and found there is a good basis for flood
> myth inception very early on. Especially the
> Holocene time frame, so for some my dates range
> even further back.
So you are thinking even earlier Holocene than c. 6,000BC?
> I would like to see where you
> are going with this. Interesting.
Among other places:
> Might prove to be a difficult search. Not
> impossible, but difficult.
A muse in a general sense. There seems little doubt the story itself was inspired from the popular earlier Sumerian tale ENMERKAR AND THE LORD OF ARATTA which the earliest found copies date to c.2000BC.
My sister, let Aratta fashion gold and silver skilfully on my behalf for Unug. Let them cut the flawless lapis lazuli from the blocks, let them ...... the translucence of the flawless lapis lazuli ....... ...... build a holy mountain in Unug. Let Aratta build a temple brought down from heaven -- your place of worship, the Shrine E-ana; let Aratta skilfully fashion the interior of the holy jipar, your abode; may I, the radiant youth, may I be embraced there by you. Let Aratta submit beneath the yoke for Unug on my behalf..."
...Enki, the lord of abundance and of steadfast decisions, the wise and knowing lord of the Land, the expert of the gods, chosen for wisdom, the lord of Eridug, shall change the speech in their mouths, as many as he had placed there, and so the speech of mankind is truly one."
No doubt it was not lost on later Hebrew scribes, probably common knowledge, that the "holy mountain/temple" was most certainly a ziggurat, i.e. "Tower of Babylon".
> My bad. Missed making that a link in my edit.
Looks great. I'll be getting to that in the next few days. Thanks.
> I can get on board with this, no problem.
> Incidentally, I have the idea the Volga took a
> sudden new path (at or around Volgograd), sending
> floodwaters to the Caspian.
Love to hear more. The Volga river is part of a large basin that extends north all the way to the Arctic Ocean which may have played a more integral part in human history of this time than is realized. Ronnie Gallagher has some interesting articles on the Caspian Sea. Sent you the link to one.
> Sounds good.
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