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Our story begins thus... In 2003, German Archeologists were able to discover what appeared to be an ancient burial site belonging to the mythical god-king Gilgamesh.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is renowned as one of humanity's oldest stories, dating back 5,000 years ago. It details the story of Gilgamesh, the legendary King of Uruk and his adventures as king, and his ultimate search for immortality.
It's a story that captivates historians, and archeologists, not only for it's age, but also because of it's ties to other Middle Eastern stories, particularly the Bible. In the book of Genesis, readers are given the brief statement about angelic beings lusting after the women of the Earth and coming down from the heavens to take them as wives.
Thus the Nephilim, the giants, the men of renowned, are created. They become the antagonists of the Old Testament, standing in the way of Yahweh's chosen people and the land He promised to give them.
What's interesting is that while the Bible itself does not go into great detail about the unnatural relationship between man and angel, there are other books and writings that attempt to bridge that gap.
The Book of Giants (Fractured Excerpt)
1Q23 Frag. 1 + 6 [ . . . two hundred] 2donkeys, two hundred asses, two hundred . . . rams of the] 3flock, two hundred goats, two hundred [ . . . beast of the] 4field from every animal, from every [bird . . . ] 5[ . . . ] for miscegenation [ . . . ]
4Q531 Frag. 2 [ . . . ] they defiled [ . . . ] 2[ . . . they begot] giants and monsters [ . . . ] 3[ . . . ] they begot, and, behold, all [the earth was corrupted . . . ] 4[ . . . ] with its blood and by the hand of [ . . . ] 5[giant's] which did not suffice for them and [ . . . ] 6[ . . . ] and they were seeking to devour many [ . . . ] 7[ . . . ] 8[ . . . ] the monsters attacked it.
4Q532 Col. 2 Frags. 1 - 6 2[ . . . ] flesh [ . . . ] 3al[l . . . ] monsters [ . . . ] will be [ . . . ] 4[ . . . ] they would arise [ . . . ] lacking in true knowledge [ . . . ] because [ . . . ] 5[ . . . ] the earth [grew corrupt . . . ] mighty [ . . . ] 6[ . . . ] they were considering [ . . . ] 7[ . . . ] from the angels upon [ . . . ] 8[ . . . ] in the end it will perish and die [ . . . ] 9[ . . . ] they caused great corruption in the [earth . . . ] [ . . . this did not] suffice to [ . . . ] "they will be [ . . . ]
2Q26 [ . . . ] they drenched the tablet in the wa[ter . . . ] 2[ . . . ] the waters went up over the [tablet . . . ] 3[ . . . ] they lifted out the tablet from the water of [ . . . ]
4Q531 Frag. 1 3[ . . . I am a] giant, and by the mighty strength of my arm and my own great strength 4[ . . . any]one mortal, and I have made war against them; but I am not [ . . . ] able to stand against them, for my opponents 6[ . . . ] reside in [Heav]en, and they dwell in the holy places. And not 7[ . . . they] are stronger than I. 8[ . . . ] of the wild beast has come, and the wild man they call [me].9[ . . . ] Then Ohya said to him, I have been forced to have a dream [ . . . ] the sleep of my eyes [vanished], to let me see a vision. Now I know that on [ . . . ] 11-12[ . . . ] Gilgamesh [ . . . ]
While no complete manuscript of the Book of Giants exists, it's clear to see a very similar story to that of Genesis chapter 6. The most intriguing part of all of this, is the mention of Gilgamesh. In the epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet XI, we get a detailed description of the gods and their intention to destroy mankind.
One of the gods however, Enlil, chooses to secretly go to a man named Utnapishtim. He tells Enlil to build a boat, a boat big enough to carry his wife, and... all the animals in the world. Sounds familiar doesn't it?
In the Epic, Gilgamesh goes on a search for the key to immortality, and it leads him to Utnapishtim, the only man to have survived the great flood. Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh of a special plant that will renew his youth, and so Gilgamesh goes to retrieve it.
The story of Gilgamesh goes on, both in tragedy and to live in the annals of history and legend. Our story, Dear Reader, brings us back to the year 2003, to those German archeologists. As it stands, there is only one article from BBC News detailing the discovery of ancient tomb... an ancient tomb believed to belong to Gilgamesh himself.
The problem is that this is the only known article relating to this incredible discovery. It is to my knowledge, that no more than this on the subject exists. There are other articles, but they are all rip offs, and copies of this one presented by the BBC.
Three months after this article was published, the US Armed Forces invaded Afghanistan, no doubt halting any and all archeological investigations. However, 20 years later, and we still have no word on whether or not the tomb of Gilgamesh was found. Well... Not officially at least.
In 2018, per the Freedom of Information Act, a PDF of documents were released. These documents can be found at this address.
- Department of State FOIA Log 2018
- Page 470
- Paragraph 2
The truth is no one knows exactly what this means. It appears as though the name "Denetra D Senigar" is an alias of some sort. However, the request for information is still quite exciting, considering the fact that the idea of a "resurrection chamber" was not mentioned in the BBC article, nor was such a thing ever mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
The request however, is not only for Gilgamesh, but rather connects him to the buried Nephilim of the Bible. A connection that could only be made, were someone open minded and knowledgeable to make it.
It stands to reason that if the tomb of Gilgamesh had been discovered, or at least THOUGHT to have been discovered, it would be the greatest archeological adventure in the history of mankind. It would be akin to discovering the tomb of King Arthur.
However, were you to find the tomb of King Arthur, perhaps the Legend of King Arthur would become, well, less of a legend. Maybe the problem is that if the tomb of Gilgamesh were to be found then the stories surrounding him would become less story, more history.
One would be called to consider the Angels, watching from above, and you might have to wonder what it is they see in you.
Stay of sound mind, Dear Reader. Challenge all things.
The Gnostic Society Library. (n.d.). The Book of Giants. The dead SEA SCROLLS: Book of giants. http://www.gnosis.org/library/dss/dss_book_of_giants.htm.
BBC. (2003, April 29). Science/nature | gilgamesh tomb believed found. BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2982891.stm.