The Search for Dilmun

By H.J. Finkel, published August 1976


The article postulates that there are sufficient geographic clues in the Epic of Gilgamesh to show that the story of Gilgamesh’s final journey is based on real travel tradition. The author believes that the paradise of Dilmun lies at the mouth of the River Indus; that the outward journey is by land along the north coast of Arabia to Oman and then by sea using the favourable wind and currents of the SW monsoon. The return journey against the monsoon fails to make progress by sea and reverts to a land journey across southern Iran.

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Filed under: Prehistory | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Biography

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