"Experts search for grave of legendary Gilgamesh" (ABC News online, via Archaeologica News)
Ricardo Eichmann, of the German Archaeological Institute, swatted down suggestions that Gilgamesh's grave was about to be unearthed.
He said the "anomaly" pinpointed by studying the magnetisation of the soil was problematic.
He warned it was "pure speculation" to tie it to Gilgamesh, suggesting the structure could date from the millennium before Christ, some 1,500 years more recent.
He said it would be like asserting that King Arthur, the legendary lord of Camelot, really existed.
"We don't even know where the river ran at that time," he added, saying it had changed its course by as much as several kilometres over the centuries.
Oh well. I kind of figured...