The Poor Man of Nippur
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Worthington, M. The Poor Man of Nippur [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.39131
"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. The film version of this ancient text is a creation of Cambridge Assyriology, and (as far as we know) the world's first film in Babylonian.
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.39131