The first film ever in Babylonian!

What an amazing class project! Claiming to be the world’s first film in ancient Babylonian, it was made by members of an Assyriology class at Cambridge (not our Cambridge: the other one) along with some local residents. Their pronunciation is presumably perfect — but who am I to judge?

The film is surprisingly well done. (The modern setting is jarring at times, but what can you do in a low-budget production?) I recommend turning on subtitles, unless you happen to be fluent in Babylonian:

Categories: Linguistics, Movies & (occasionally) TV