The Heroic Epic of Gilgamesh is Written in Clay
became acquainted with the Gilgamesh Epic through a version
discovered in the Library of Ashurbanipal (668-626 BC) at Ninevah.
This Babylonian fragment, now in the Yale Collection, is at
least 1,000 years older. The Ninevah's relic's Eleventh Tablet
tells the story of the Great Flood.