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THE BURIED BOOK The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh

by | Read by William Hughes

History • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

For a lost book, the ancient epic of GILGAMESH, which tells of a flood similar to the one in the biblical story of Noah, has certainly had its influence on modern culture, even as an inspiration for the writing of Saddam Hussein. David Damrosch introduces listeners to George Smith, who realized the significance of some broken tablets, and then examines the history of the epic and the legendary king of Sumeria, Gilgamesh. William Hughes reads with a lively tone that makes the story of the epic's rediscovery as exciting as the epic itself, drawing readers into the lives and ambitions of Smith, who gradually grew into the role of archaeological explorer, and Hormuzd Rassam, who continued Smith's work after his death. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]

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Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0685-6 $19.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0686-3 $19.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN $19.56

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0683-2 $54.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0684-9 $55.00 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0687-0 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1433285561 $39.95

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