Back to the Cedar Forest: The Beginning and End of Tablet V of the Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgameš

@article{AlRawi2014BackTT,
  title={Back to the Cedar Forest: The Beginning and End of Tablet V of the Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgame{\vs}},
  author={F. Al-Rawi and A. George},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={69 - 90}
}
The fifth tablet of ša naqba īmuru, the Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgameš, tells the story of Gilgameš and Enkidu’s encounter with Ḫ umbaba, the guardian of the Cedar Forest: how the two heroes entered his realm, took him captive, laid waste to his trees, and returned home bearing his head as a trophy. The tablet is securely represented by two manuscripts, one Neo-Assyrian from Nineveh and the other Late Babylonian from Uruk. In the critical edition these are given the sigla MS H and MS dd… Expand
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