AP World History 3.4 Technological and Environmental Transformations, to c. 600 B.C.E.

AP World History 3.4 Technological and Environmental Transformations, to c. 600 B.C.E. The Epic of Gilgamesh is important as a historical document because it is...what?

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well considering the Epic of Gilgamesh takes place in ancient Sumeria that is [Ancient Sumeria highlighted on a map]

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definitely not the right answer pretty sure we're not talking about ancient

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Sumeria Idaho.. Option C the first Zoroastrian holy text, well

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Zoroastrianism is a religion associated with ancient Persia in its holy book is [Map of Persia]

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the Avesta, Avesta does not equal the Epic of Gilgamesh people so nope, it's

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not that one either across off C. What about D the only document chronicling

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the rise of the Assyrian Empire.. ok this one's got the geography wrong too, again

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Gilgamesh takes place in Sumeria which is clearly not Assyria, D is out. That

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leaves us with option B one of the world's first pieces of literature and

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that's the right answer because it's true the most notable compilation of all

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of the Gilgamesh text was completed around 1200 BC which was assembled from [All of Gilgamesh texts]

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works written even earlier it actually started out as a series of poems about

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this king who went on a bunch of wild quests with some dude named Enkidu, makes you

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wonder doesn't it the how they got that much time off work... [Gilgamesh literature text]

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