A Day in the Life of an Ancient Babylonian Business Mogul

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Jan van der Crabben
by TED-Ed
published on 22 January 2021

Follow Beltani, a Babylonian priestess and businesswoman, as she investigates who is undermining her barley fields and tavern.

It's 1762 BCE. As dawn breaks in the Babylonian city of Sippar, Beltani— a priestess and businesswoman— receives an urgent visit from her brother. He makes a troubling accusation: her tavern keeper has been undermining the business Beltani relies on in her old age. Now she has just a few short hours to find out the truth. Soraya Field Fiorio details a day in the life of a Babylonian naditu.

Lesson by Soraya Field Fiorio, directed by Keegan Thornhill.

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TED-Ed. (2021, January 22). A Day in the Life of an Ancient Babylonian Business Mogul. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2230/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-babylonian-busines/

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TED-Ed. "A Day in the Life of an Ancient Babylonian Business Mogul." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2021. Web. 12 Jul 2024.