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Timelines Of Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia 1

15 minutes 48 seconds

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Introduces Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers known as the Fertile Crescent or the "cradle of civilization." Describes the importance of these rivers in the development of civilizations. Focuses first on accomplishments of the Sumerians: irrigation, written language, metal work, the wheel, and more. The Akkadians followed the Sumerians, adapting and improving their inventions, only to be overcome by the next important culture--Babylon.

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Runtime: 15 minutes 48 seconds

Closeup of ancient artwork that depicts Sumerians holding battle axes and traveling on chariots and horseback. Caption. And shows Sumerian armies with weapons and captives.
Timelines Of Ancient Civilizations
Episode 1
15 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Painting of a partially constructed biblical Tower of Babel, a cylindrical stone structure with several tiers that gradually taper in as they rise, high above the flat green landscape that stretches for miles.
Timelines Of Ancient Civilizations
Episode 2
16 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12