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Launch party - The Poor Man of Nippur

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 18:00 - 19:00

This is the launch party for The Poor Man of Nippur, a creation of Cambridge Assyriology, and (as far as we know) the world's first film in Babylonian.

The film was acted by Assyriology students and other members of the Cambridge Mesopotamian community. Shooting locations were in several Cambridge Colleges, King's Parade, The British Museum, Flag Fen Archaeological Park, and countryside near Grantchester.

The project was funded by The Philological Society, The Thriplow Charitable Trust, The Judith Wilson Fund, The CHW Johns Fund for Assyriology, St John's College, Trinity College, The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, and The London Centre for the Ancient Near East.

The event will last about an hour, including a screening of the film and a panel discussion. It will be followed by a drinks reception. It will take place in the Old Divinity School, St John's College.

Register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovating-the-past-the-worlds-first-baby...