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He is tasked by the god Enki Ea to create a giant ship to be called Preserver of Life in preparation of a giant flood that would wipe out all life. The character appears in the Epic of Gilgamesh. He is tasked by the god Enki Ea to abandon his worldly possessions and create a giant ship to be called Preserver of Life.
The Preserver of Life was made of solid timber, so that the rays of Shamash the sun would not shine in, and of equal dimensions in length and width. The design of the ship was supposedly drawn on the ground by Enki, and the frame of the ark, which was made in five days, was feet in length, width and height, with a floor-space of one acre. The entrance to the ship was sealed once everyone had boarded the ship.
He was also tasked with bringing his wife, family, and relatives along with the craftsmen of his village, baby animals, and grains. On the seventh day, he sent a dove out to see if the water had receded, and the dove could find nothing but water, so it returned. Then he sent out a swallow, and just as before, it returned, having found nothing. Finally, Utnapishtim sent out a raven, and the raven saw that the waters had receded, so it circled around, but did not return. Utnapishtim then set all the animals free, and made a sacrifice to the gods.
The gods came, and because he had preserved the seed of man while remaining loyal and trusting of his gods, Utnapishtim and his wife were given immortality, as well as a place among the heavenly gods.
Enki Ea also claims that he did not tell "Atrahasis" apparently referring to Utnapishtim about the flood, but rather that he only made a dream appear to him,  a claim which contradicts the earlier narrative of the poem and reveals an alternative telling.
In the epic, overcome with the death of his friend Enkidu, the hero Gilgamesh  sets out on a series of journeys to search for his ancestor Utnapishtim Xisouthros who lives at the mouth of the rivers and has been given eternal life.
Utnapishtim counsels Gilgamesh to abandon his search for immortality, but gives him a trial to defy sleep if he wishes to obtain immortality. Failing at his trial to defy sleep, Utnapishtim next tells Gilgamesh about a plant that can make him young again.
Gilgamesh obtains the plant from the bottom of the sea in Dilmun often considered to be current-day Bahrain but a serpent steals it, and Gilgamesh returns home  to the city of Uruk , having abandoned hope of either immortality or renewed youth.
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He is tasked by the god Enki Ea to create a giant ship to be called Preserver of Life in preparation of a giant flood that would wipe out all life. The character appears in the Epic of Gilgamesh. He is tasked by the god Enki Ea to abandon his worldly possessions and create a giant ship to be called Preserver of Life. The Preserver of Life was made of solid timber, so that the rays of Shamash the sun would not shine in, and of equal dimensions in length and width.
A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh. This new section brings both noise and color to a forest for the gods that was thought to be a quiet place in the work of literature. The newfound verse also reveals details about the inner conflict the poem's heroes endured. In , the Sulaymaniyah Museum in Slemani, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, purchased a set of 80 to 90 clay tablets from a known smuggler. The museum has been engaging in these backroom dealings as a way to regain valuable artifacts that disappeared from Iraqi historical sites and museums since the start of the American-led invasion of that country, according to the online nonprofit publication Ancient History Et Cetera. The clay artifact could date as far back to the old-Babylonian period B. However, Al-Rawi and George said they believe it's a bit younger and was inscribed in the neo-Babylonian period B.