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After Enkidu’s death, Gilgamesh raises a statue in Enkidu’s honor, lays his friend’s body on a bier, and roams the wilderness.

These actions are culturally significant in that they

A

mimic the rituals that Gilgamesh performed before he called on the gods for help slaying Humbaba.

B

are Mesopotamian rituals of honoring and mourning the dead.

C

indicate how Mesopotamians honored their gods.

D

demonstrate Mesopotamian rituals meant to banish guilt.

E

illustrate the Mesopotamian ritual of resurrecting the dead.

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