Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

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In which John presents Mesopotamia and the early civilizations that arose around the Fertile Crescent. Topics covered include the birth of territorial kingdoms, empires, Neo-Assyrian torture tactics, sacred marriages, ancient labor practices, the world's first law code, and the great failed romance of John's undergrad years.


Chapters:
Introduction: Ancient Mesopotamia 00:00
The City of Uruk 2:20
The Importance of Writing 4:03
Hammurabi 6:26
The Assyrians 8:08
An Open Letter to the Word 'Awesome' 9:55
What Happened to the Assyrians? 10:40
Credits 11:23


Resources:
The British Museum's Mesopotamia site: http://goo.gl/Fn4dN5
The Epic of Gilgamesh: http://goo.gl/9i7svQ or get a hard copy at https://goo.gl/iKsCDD
Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians by Enrico Ascalone: http://goo.gl/iL487J
The Mesopotamians by TMBG: https://goo.gl/1D4lXo

Credits:
Written by Raoul Meyer and John Green
Produced by Stan Muller
Animations by Smart Bubble Society: https://www.thoughtcafe.ca/
Thought Bubble team:
Suzanna Brusikiewicz
Jonathon Corbiere
Allan Levy
Jin Kyung Myung
James Tuer
Adam Winnik
Original Music: Jason Weidner
Script Supervisor & Doll Costumer: Danica Johnson
Set Design: Donna Sink
Props: Brian McCutcheon

Photos courtesy of:
Mbzt
Hardnfast
Marie Lan-Nguyen

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