Urshanabi, wasit for this that I toiled with my hands, is it for this i have wrung out my hearts blood? For myself I have gained nothing;not I, but the beast of the earth has joy of it now. Already the stream has carried it twenty leagues back to the channels where i found it. I found a sign and now I have lost it.
inspect its foundation;see if it is not burnt bricks; and did not the seven wise men lay these foundations? One third of the whole city, one third is garden, and one third is feild, with the precinct of the goddess ishtar. These parts and the precinct are all Uruk."
You were given the kingship, such was your destiny. everlasting life was not your destiny. Because of this do not be sad at heart, do not be grieved or oppressed; he has given you power to bind and to lose, to be darkness and the light of mankind
the king has laid himself down and will not rise again .