Dating the sargon legend
Shamash the warrior is the only one who has crossed the sea: apart from Shamash, nobody has crossed the sea. When a widow has spread malt on the roof, the birds did not yet eat that malt up there.The crossing is difficult, the way of it very difficult, And in between are lethal waters which bar the way ahead. The pigeon then did not tuck the head under its wing.the ships from Dilmun, he made tie up alongside the quay of Agade.” It was the ships of Dilmun, perhaps, that made long-distance trade between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley possible.
Due to its strategic position in the Gulf, the Dilmun civilization was able to develop as a trade center, and was in contact with two of the four cradles of civilization, namely Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley Civilization.
(commonly regarded as the first great work of literature), the eponymous hero, Gilgamesh, sets out in search of the secret of immortality following the death of his good friend, Enkidu.