An accessible version of this tale, and others, can be found in Benjamin R. Foster, From Distant Days: Myths, Tales, and Poetry of Ancient Mesopotamia (Bethesda, MD: CDL Press, 1995). See Tzvi Abusch, “Gilgamesh: Hero, King, God and Striving Man,” Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 2000; and William H. Steibing, Jr., “A Futile Quest: The Search for Noah’s Ark,” Biblical Archaeology Review, June 1976.