First Book in the World

Do you like reading Books! It is yes or no I don’t care. You are here to know about the first book ever written so let’s begin with the answer.

The first written story that has come down is The Epic of Gilgamesh.  It is a mythologized account of a historical figure, Gilgamesh, a ruler of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk,  believed to have ruled sometime between 2700-2500 BC.

I write this kind of language when I am angry, on my Table!!

There are a number of fragmentary versions of the story. The oldest known are dated around 2100 BC.  But some scholars believe that these could be transcriptions of earlier Sumerian texts.  Integrated versions have been found dating from around 2000-1700 BC.

The Gilgamesh Epic continues to be available in hardback, paperback and as an e-book edition. There is only one copy available on clay tablets. This can be found at the British Museum.

The first book published in North America was  The Whole Booke of Psalmes. It was printed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640. Eleven copies of this first edition are known to exist.



Don’t just go and write anything anywhere. Who knows that people in the future will believe that it is something very important written there and waste their time…be mature!

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Safiya Akhtar

Safiya Akhtar is Android Application Developer in India. She is currently working as a public consultant for career and education too, besides blogging and freelancing. She believes that it is never too late or too early to start what you have always dreamed of.

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