“The Poor Man of Nippur” purports itself to be the world’s first film in Babylonian. It was produced by with students and staff of Cambridge Assyriology. Go behind the scenes of this production:
“The Poor Man of Nippur” is a c. 3,000 year-old comic folk tale in Babylonian language. The main manuscript is a clay tablet from 701 BC found at the site of Sultantepe, in South-East Turkey. Recounted by a third-party narrator, it tells the story of the three-fold revenge which Gimil-Ninurta wreaks on the local Mayor after the latter wrongs him.”
Find out more about Assyriology as a university subject here: https://youtu.be/FjktznUmOSg
The ‘Behind the Scenes’ video was funded by The Arts and Humanities Impact Fund at the University of Cambridge.