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When he returned to great-walled Uruk,
Gilgamesh bathed, he washed his matted
hair and shook it over his back,
he took off his filthy, blood-spattered clothes,
put on a tunic of the finest wool,
wrapped himself in a glorious gold-trimmed
purple robe and fastened it with
a wide-fronged belt, then put on his crown.

(Gilgamesh 6, tr. Stephen Mitchell)