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Re: So fascinatingly old

Posted by Tyrone Slothrop on Wednesday, November 18 2020 at 5:10:21PM
In reply to Reading and watching about Eridu, Ur, Nippur, ... posted by griffith on Wednesday, November 18 2020 at 11:36:12AM

ud ri-a ud sud-rá ri-a
ĝi6 ri-a ĝi6 bad-rá ri-a
mu ri-a mu sud-rá ri-a

In those days, in those distant days,
In those nights, in those far-off nights,
In those years, in those distant years...

That is the beginning of the Sumerian poem known as Gilgameš, Enkidu, and the Netherworld, both text and translation taken from Alhena Gadotti's recent edition.

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