752,286 views | Soraya Field Fiorio • TED-Ed
Who was the world's first author?
4,300 years ago in ancient Sumer, the most powerful person in the city of Ur was banished to wander the vast desert. Her name was Enheduanna, and by the time of her exile, she had written forty-two hymns and three epic poems— and Sumer hadn't heard the last of her. Who was this woman, and why was she exiled? Soraya Field Fiorio details the life of history's first author. [Directed by Laura White, narrated by Christina Greer, music by Phil Brookes].