King Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta
This story from Sumer is told in Arabic by Badia Obaid. It is a story of challenges and rivalry explaining the origins of trade and writing. It features the world’s first diplomatic letter and ceremonial maces carried in procession as symbols of royal authority. [18:49]
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