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The Epic of Gilgamesh, the King who tried to Conquer Death - Soraya Field Fiorio

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"Dive into the Epic of Gilgamesh, and follow the king of Uruk on a series of dangerous quests as he searches for immortality. -- In 1849, in the ancient city of Nineveh in Iraq, archaeologists sifted through dusty remains, hoping to find records to prove that Bible stories were true. What they found instead was a 4,000-year-old story inscribed on crumbling clay tablets— a story that was so riveting, the first person to translate it started stripping from excitement. Soraya Field Fiorio tells the epic tale of Gilgamesh. Lesson by Soraya Field Fiorio, directed by Amir Houshang Moein. Original 3D model of Uruk by" from video introduction.

"Gilgamesh, the best known of all ancient Mesopotamian heroes. Numerous tales in the Akkadian language have been told about Gilgamesh, and the whole collection has been described as an odyssey—the odyssey of a king who did not want to die... from the article: Gilgamesh Mesopotamian mythology

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

"Soraya Field Fiorio is a historian, writer, and musician based in New York City. Her research interests include intellectual history, comparative mythology, and the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of the ancient Near East and Aegean. She works to recover "lost" historical women—hidden figures whose presence has been omitted from the traditional metanarrative through either intentional destruction or neglect.

A classically-trained pianist, she is one half of the band

White Falcon Black Dove along with Chaka Malik."

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