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16. Ilgi Gerçek and Selim Adalı: The Istanbul Sippar Project

Released Thursday, 7th January 2021
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Ilgi and Selim explain their collaborative project to document and eventually publish an important group of texts from Turkish-sponsored excavations at Sippar in the late 19th century. They discuss the number and content of these tablets, and how they came to Istanbul. What are the project’s aims and what progress has been made so far? 

5:07 About the Project
5:47 Why Sippar?
7:27 About the tablets
9:25 How they came to Istanbul
13:15 Results and further goals
18:45 Wider dissemination
20:56 Mesopotamia in schools

Sevin Kutlu and Teoman Duralı's translation based on N.K. Sandars's translation: Gılgamış Destanı (The Gilgamesh Epic)
Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, Gilgameş. Tarihte İlk Kral Kahraman (Gilgamesh. The First Hero King in History)
Sait Maden, Gılgamış Destanı (The Gilgamesh Epic)
Orhan Suda's translation of Jean Bottéro's translation, Gılgamış Destanı. Ölmek İstemeyen Adam (The Gilgamesh Epic. The Man Who Does Not Want To Die)
Muzaffer Ramazanoğlu, 2010, Gılgamış Destanı (The Gilgamesh Epic)

ilgigercek (at) bilkent.edu.tr
selimferruh.adali (at) asbu.edu.tr

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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