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The epic of Gilgamesh, the king who tried to conquer death - Soraya Field Fiorio

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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.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Soraya Field Fiorio
  • Director Amir Houshang Moein
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Amir Houshang Moein
  • Storyboard Artist Amir Houshang Moein
  • Compositor Amir Houshang Moein
  • Art Director Amir Houshang Moein
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • Original 3D Model of Uruk by Sebastian Hageneuer

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