Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization

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Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization

2018

Explore Mesopotamia, a civilization that flourished for more than 3,000 years. Mesopotamians built the first complex urban societies; developed writing, literature, and law; and united vast regions through warfare and...

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Amanda H. Podany

In This Series

Uncovering Near Eastern Civilization
Episode 1
Uncovering Near Eastern Civilization
Natufian Villagers and Early Settlements
Episode 2
Natufian Villagers and Early Settlements
Neolithic Farming, Trading, and Pottery
Episode 3
Neolithic Farming, Trading, and Pottery
Eridu and Other Towns in the Ubaid Period
Episode 4
Eridu and Other Towns in the Ubaid Period
Uruk, the World's Biggest City
Episode 5
Uruk, the World's Biggest City
Mesopotamia's First Kings and the Military
Episode 6
Mesopotamia's First Kings and the Military
Early Dynastic Workers and Worshipers
Episode 7
Early Dynastic Workers and Worshipers
Lugalzagesi of Umma and Sargon of Akkad
Episode 8
Lugalzagesi of Umma and Sargon of Akkad
Akkadian Empire Arts and Gods
Episode 9
Akkadian Empire Arts and Gods
The Fall of Akkad and Gudea of Lagash
Episode 10
The Fall of Akkad and Gudea of Lagash
Ur III Households, Accounts, and Ziggurats
Episode 11
Ur III Households, Accounts, and Ziggurats
Migrants and Old Assyrian Merchants
Episode 12
Migrants and Old Assyrian Merchants
Royalty and Palace Intrigue at Mari
Episode 13
Royalty and Palace Intrigue at Mari
War and Society in Hammurabi's Time
Episode 14
War and Society in Hammurabi's Time
Justice in the Old Babylonian Period
Episode 15
Justice in the Old Babylonian Period
The Hana Kingdom and Clues to a Dark Age
Episode 16
The Hana Kingdom and Clues to a Dark Age
Princess Tadu-Hepa, Diplomacy, and Marriage
Episode 17
Princess Tadu-Hepa, Diplomacy, and Marriage
Land Grants and Royal Favor in Mittani
Episode 18
Land Grants and Royal Favor in Mittani
The Late Bronze Age and the End of Peace
Episode 19
The Late Bronze Age and the End of Peace
Assyria Ascending
Episode 20
Assyria Ascending
Ashurbanipal's Library and Gilgamesh
Episode 21
Ashurbanipal's Library and Gilgamesh
Neo-Assyrian Empire, Warfare, and Collapse
Episode 22
Neo-Assyrian Empire, Warfare, and Collapse
Babylon and the New Year's Festival
Episode 23
Babylon and the New Year's Festival
End of the Neo-Babylonian Empire
Episode 24
End of the Neo-Babylonian Empire