Dating noahs flood
The main figure is Gilgamesh, who actually may have been an historical person.
It was also the first discovered, making it the most studied of the early flood accounts.
Cuneiform writing was invented by the Sumerians and carried on by the Akkadians.
Babylonian and Assyrian are two dialects of the Akkadian, and both contain a flood account.
The widespread nature of flood traditions throughout the entire human race is excellent evidence for the existence of a great flood from a legal/historical point of view.
However, the probability exists that the Biblical account had been preserved either as an oral tradition, or in written form handed down from Noah, through the patriarchs and eventually to Moses, thereby making it actually older than the Sumerian accounts which were restatements (with alterations) to the original.