Biblical Archaeology Review 42:4, July/August 2016

Strata: In History

BAR July/August 2016 cover

August 19, 1876. George Smith, the translator of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the discoverer of the Epic of Atrahasis, died in Aleppo, Syria, at the age of 36. He fell ill with dysentery while on an expedition to Iraq for the British Museum.

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