2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Gilgamesh will lead Sumeria in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, launching on Oct 21 st for Windows PC. Little is known about the real Gilgamesh, the main character in the Epic of Gilgamesh and other Sumerian poems. In the epic, Gilgamesh, king of the city of Uruk, is described as part god and part man, and has several run-ins with various gods as well as a sage who is said to have survived the Great Flood depicted in the Bible. Scholars generally concur that Gilgamesh was in fact a real person, as several individuals referenced in the epic are confirmed to have lived in the region at the time, between 2800 and 2500 BC. Anancient manuscript, called the Sumerian King List, posits that Gilgamesh ruled over the city of Uruk for 126 years.
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