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Writers and literary scholars discuss timeless tales from various eras and cultures. Also: Performers provide modern interpretations of the stories.

Premiered: October 1, 2010

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 1, Episode 1 Gilgamesh

First Aired: October 1, 2010

The first episode of the series, which explores timeless tales from various eras and cultures, relates the story of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk circa 2500 B.C., via artifacts from ancient Iraq, illustrations, dance, and costumes. Guests include Assyriologist Ben Foster, comic-book illustrator Jim Starlin and poet-playwright Yusef Komunyakaa.

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