The YouTube video The Epic Of Gilgamesh The King Who Tried To Conquer Death – Soraya Field Fiorio by the YouTube channel TED-Ed.
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Dive into the Epic of Gilgamesh, and follow the king of Uruk on a series of dangerous quests as he searches for immortality. — In 1849, in the ancient city of Nineveh in Iraq, archaeologists sifted through dusty remains, hoping to find records to prove that Bible stories were true. What they found instead was a 4,000-year-old story inscribed on crumbling clay tablets— a story that was so riveting, the first person to translate it started stripping from excitement. Soraya Field Fiorio tells the epic tale of Gilgamesh. Lesson by Soraya Field Fiorio, directed by Amir Houshang Moein. Original 3D model of Uruk by http://www.artefacts-berlin.de Support Our Non-Profit Mission ———————————————- Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/TEDEdPatreon Check out our merch: http://bit.ly/TEDEDShop ———————————————- Connect With Us ———————————————- Sign up for our newsletter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFacebook Find us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdTwitter Peep us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/TEDEdInstagram ———————————————- Keep Learning ———————————————- View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-epic-o… Dig deeper with additional resources: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-epic-o… Animator’s website: https://vimeo.com/amirhoushangmoein ———————————————- Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Siddharth Toshniwal, Justice Boehmer, Michel-Ange Hortegat, Enes Kirimi, Amaury BISIAUX BISIAUX, Aravind C V, ND, Samyogita Hardikar, Vanessa Graulich, Vandana Gunwani, LvL042, Abdulmohsin Almadi, Andrew Brodski, John van den Berg, Anandha Krishnan, Geoffrey Bultitude, Mi Mi, Thomas Rothert, Christopher McVay, Izhari Ishak Aksa, Declan Manning, Javier Aldavaz, Ivan Yeung, Jaime Camacho, Irene Au, Роман Валесюк, LunarQueen, Iza, Brian Elieson, Paul, Grayson Garbarino, Oge O, Weronika Falkowska, Stefano Esposito, Nevin Spoljaric, Yvonne Feijoo, Sid Chanpuriya, Arjay Arcinue Dineros, Anoom Yasmin, Laura Johnson, Anoop Varghese, David Yastremski, Zoë Tulip, B, Jason Harrison, Erica Guerrero, Richard Manklow, Roberto Chena, Oliver Koo and Luke Pisano.
I forgot all of my dreams from last night except for barely part of my last dream which was inspired by the movie Kick-Ass 2, which I watched before going to sleep, and I think that the dream took place during the day (possibly over a time period of several days) in another country like Iraq or Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan or some country like that possibly in the Middle East.
Most of the dream took place in a secure area that seemed like it was possibly on the border of the country where tourists and off-duty NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) soldiers would visit (like a large border checkpoint where people could shop, relax/et cetera), there were strict/mean male soldiers with light brownish to medium brownish colored skin with dark-colored hair and facial hair who handled the security with assault rifles and other military equipment, and I seemed to be there with my family on vacation or there to maybe visit my brother CC who was possibly stationed there in the military with the NATO soldiers.
This secure area had a large mall-like building in a large field with a fence protecting it, in some parts of the field there were small outdoor markets/stands/businesses, and most of the security was inside the building and protecting the fence instead of the market areas which only had small security patrols.
I spent a lot of the dream exploring the indoor and outdoor areas with my family shopping, I think that the superhero group from the movie Kick-Ass 2 or a group like them were there trying to stop a supervillain team who were probably bribing guards/soldiers and committing crimes, and so there was quiet conflict between these two groups.
Outside in the small outdoor market area in the back of the field is the area that I visited the most during the dream, there was one shop owner who I think was a cross-dressing man with whitish colored skin from The United States (USA) who possibly would wear a wig and makeup to look like a woman and I think that he had a split personality (one male and one female, but I could be wrong), and he/she had television commercials that would be shown around the secure area advertising his/her business.
It is possible that it was a separate woman (smaller with whitish colored skin and nice long somewhat curly dark-colored hair who possibly looked a bit like PS AR) and a man (larger with whitish colored skin and maybe balding with dark-colored maybe graying hair), maybe he could shapeshift, or maybe it was a cross-dressing man with a split-personality but I am not sure; either way he/she was mentally unstable it seemed.
He/she would change the name of their business every day and in every commercial, their business was a food/drink stand I think, and he/she would change their food/drink special/selection every day as well; and you could pay $1 for a sampler of the special of the day, and I think that he/she was bribing the guards/soldiers to avoid being bothered and to have commercials shown.
At some point in the dream something serious happened, probably between the superhero group and the supervillain group where one or more people died and/or were seriously injured, and so the guards/soldiers were put on high alert and they became very mean/strict/aggressive; and they went around with armored vehicles/tanks/assault rifles/et cetera questioning people, searching people, arresting people, et cetera.
During this my family and I got split up and we could not find each other, I spent most of my time in the small back outdoor market area trying to avoid the guards/soldiers because they did not bother/patrol this area much, and I visited the mentally unstable business owner several times (some soldiers/guards came by, but they left us alone because the owner pays them to not be bothered); and I bought a $1 sampler of gumbo that he/she had as the special of the day.
I think that my family found me at some point as I was eating the gumbo and talking to the business owner, I probably offered to buy them some gumbo, but I woke up.
I once again woke up during the night feeling like my mind/memory had been erased and I had forgotten all of my dreams even though I knew that I had some dreams and I had just awakened from a dream, I went to the bathroom and I managed to remember that I had thought about and/or dreamed about the video game Saints Row IV, but that is all that I can remember of that; and I went back to sleep, and I woke up later and I barely remembered part of one dream.
The dream took place during the day in a very small fictional country in the part of Asia often called the Middle East that I think was called Quraq (which is somewhat like a fake Iraq) like from the animated TV show Young Justice, and it seemed that the dictator/government had been over-thrown by the military recently; and a young military general (probably in his late twenties) who slightly reminded me of Saddam Hussein in his younger days but without facial hair maybe was now running the country of Quraq along with the military, and he even wore a brownish/tan-colored military uniform similar to Saddam Hussein’s military uniform.
The country was very small it seemed, so small that it was mostly just a huge multi-purpose building complex with a few streets/neighborhoods/markets/et cetera around the building complex from what I saw in the dream walking around and of maps that I saw during the dream of what seemed to be the country of Quraq and/or the building complex, and so there were not that many people in the country.
The huge multi-purpose building complex seemed to be the government headquarters, a military base, where most of the businesses in the country were, the civic center, the official housing for the country so most people lived in the building complex, the police station and jailhouse, et cetera; and so the building complex was where most of the country of Quraq was it seemed.
The young general now running the country had won the support of the military by promising a better Quraq once if he became the leader and so they helped him over-throw the government/dictator who was hated by most of the citizens of Quraq, but once the young general became the new leader of Quraq he started to become/act like the previous dictator; and he had lied about his promises and so slowly soldiers who had helped him over-throw the original dictator started fighting him and the military for control of the government, and a civil war started.
Most of the people in the country continued their lives working, shopping, eating, drinking, et cetera while the civil war went on between the young general/the military and the former soldiers, most of the citizens were ready to adapt/adjust to whoever won the civil war because they felt that they could not really do anything to stop it but most of them supported the former soldiers, and the young general seemed to be very over-confident that he would win the war.
I am not sure what I was doing in Quraq but I remember being there walking around and looking at/listening to signs of the civil war and seeing military patrols pass by and watching people living their lives during all of this, I listened to people talking and I might have talked to some people but I am not sure, and slowly more soldiers were leaving the military each day to fight against the young general/the military; but oddly the young general acted like he would win even when more of his loyal soldiers left him each day to join the former soldiers.
I remember walking to the young general’s headquarters in the building complex and I walked into his office, I am not sure how I was allowed in, and he was ranting about the civil war as some of his most trusted soldiers/bodyguards listened; and I noticed that one of his trusted soldiers/bodyguards looked disgusted by what the young general had become, and he listened as the young general proved that he was just another bad dictator like the original dictator was.
I also remember seeing a map of Quraq and/or the building complex on the wall, I also saw the same map somewhere else during the dream, but I can not remember where I saw it.
The young general ranted for a long time and he was clearly blinded by his over-confidence and power, I was briefly thought of Saddam Hussein and I imagined the young general being over-thrown soon (oddly I do not think that I thought about the Syrian Civil War/Proxy War/War or Bashar Al-Assad but I could be wrong), and I wondered why was he so over-confident when it was clear that he was losing soldiers everyday and that he was hated by most of the citizens of Quraq; and at some point he finished his rant, and his trusted soldier/bodyguard who looked disgusted with him spoke.
The trusted soldier reminded the young general that he had been with him since the beginning and he had believed in his cause at first but that the young general had abandoned his original cause/beliefs/promises/et cetera and the trusted soldier said that he could no longer support the young general, so he was leaving the military to support the former soldiers, and surprisingly the young general let him walk away without being killed or arrested; and then the young general started ranting again calling the now former trusted soldier a traitor and that he did not need him or any of the former soldiers anymore, it was clear that soon the young general would be over-thrown, but I woke up.