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What is the judgement of others in the Epic of Gilgamesh?

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Most of what modern scholars know about the ancient Mesopotamian conception of the afterlife is found in literary texts such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Atra-Hasis, and Enkidu and the Netherworld . These stories contrast dramatically with the Judaeo-Christian world-view of heaven and hell because, according to ancient Mesopotamian stories, all human souls went to the same...

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