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Who was the world's first author? - Soraya Field Fiorio

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Channel: TED-Ed
Categories: English / Literature   |   Society / Culture   |   Social Science  
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Travel back in time to ancient Mesopotamia and meet Enheduanna, a high priestess and the worlds first author.

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4,300 years ago in ancient Sumer, the most powerful person in the city of Ur was banished to wander the vast desert. Her name was Enheduanna, and by the time of her exile, she had written forty-two hymns and three epic poems and Sumer hadnt heard the last of her. Who was this woman, and why was she exiled? Soraya Field Fiorio details the life of historys first author.

Lesson by Soraya Field Fiorio, directed by Laura White.

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