The viral campaign for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus continues to expand. It kicked off with the viral clip featuring Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, which led fans to WeylandIndustries.com. Then, ProjectPrometheus.com was discovered. To gain access to the site, users figured out that you can add ‘Eridu’ to the URL, so ProjectPrometheus.com/Eridu, and then for the password you can use ‘ tell abu shahrain’. Doing so will get you to the wallpaper you can also check out below!
What does it all mean? According to Wikipedia, “Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq. Eridu was considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia, and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Located 12 km southwest of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of Sumerian cities that grew about temples, almost in sight of one another. In Sumerian mythology, Eridu was originally the home of Enki, who was considered to have founded the city, later known by the Akkadians as Ea. His temple was called E-Abzu, as Enki was believed to live in Abzu (“Deep Ocean”), an aquifer from which all life was believed to stem.”
What do you think the city of Eridu has to do with the movie? Might our cast of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron discover something there?
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