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A day in the life of an ancient Babylonian business mogul
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. [Directed by Keegan Thornhill, narrated by Susan Zimmerman, music by Jarrett Farkas].