To begin with the main character of the epic, Gilgamesh, is a real figure in history. He was a king who ruled over the ancient Sumerian city Uruk around B. The city of Uruk is called Erech in the Bible, and it was once one of the greatest cities in Mesopotamia. The historical King Gilgamesh probably constructed the walls around the city. There are many ancient versions of the story of Gilgamesh. The period between — BC was were the civilization began during the Mesopotamian Era.
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Agriculture in ancient Mesopotamia
Because of the vast role that religion played in their lives it was important to show their admiration and appreciation for these royal beings. Buckley C Block History Mr. Egypt Mesopotamia and Egypt were very different because of their geography and world view. Mesopotamia was often flooded because of their bad geography, but the land around the Nile river was built well so the Egyptians didn 't have to worry about the river flooding as often.
Although there are minor differences, Greek and Egyptian mythologies share many similarities. One parallel between Greek and Egyptian creation stories is that they both begin with a God or Gods being created from the universe. The creation of the Greek world began when Eros cupid sprang from the great, shapeless mass of chaos and was later followed by Gaea Earth , Erebus darkness , and Nox night. These later deities would become the ancestors of all other Greek Gods and Goddesses. I think the similarities and differences of the location and how they are living have big influences in their culture.