Re: Sirius B - The Dog Star
Dr Finkelstein at the British Museum is very interesting on the subject of Gilgamesh. Cool thing about Gilgy is that his story was reverberating around Asia for a thousand years before it was ever etched onto a tablet. Finkelstein is good on this subject and he has an impressive beard and I didn't get where I am today by dissing academics with impressive beards.
a paper on Gilgamesh... http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/3251/1/GilgameshWhat'sNew.pdf
Who Finkel is- sexy job title I have to say; 'Dr Finkel specializes in ancient Mesopotamian medicine and magic, and is also interested in literature, religion and the history of ideas in this part of the world. He is also interested in the history of board games throughout the world, and especially the preservation of traditional board games in many non-western societies. He has participated in the Museum websites about Mesopotamia and Games.' http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_u...ng_finkel.aspx
Actually he's a bit of a hero it has to be said....
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.