After failing to gain immortality, Gilgamesh finally comes full circle and realizes that its not he who will live forever, but it is the works and accomplishments of him and of his people that will. Talking to the boatman, he announces, "O Ur-shanabi, climb Uruk's wall and walk back and forth! Survey its foundations, examine the brickwork! Were its bricks not fired in an oven? Did the Seven Stages not lay its foundations?" (Gilagamesh, XI-325). He loves his city and is proud of it. This piece, although its exact origins are unknown, dates back nearly as far as the epic does itself. It depicts people holding hands and dancing, suggesting that it is the whole community, and not just one, that contributes to the wellness of a society. Just as Gilgamesh declared of his city, Uruk, this piece managed to stay in tact and be a symbol of love and a civilization forever.