This book contains an edition of an important Sumerian literary work, the 'Death of Gilgamesh' (am gal-e ba-nú), which was last published by the late S.N. Kramer, in 1944. An Iraqui excavation uncovered important new fragments in Meturan-Tall Haddad. These are published here for the first time. The Nippur fragments are published anew (introduction, commentary and French translation, with a chapter on Sumerian funerary texts and index).