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Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

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.

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Resources:

The British Museum’s Mesopotamia site: http://dft.ba/-mesopotamia

The Epic of Gilgamesh: http://dft.ba/-gilgatext or get a hard copy at http://dft.ba/-gilgamesh2

Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians by Enrico Ascalone: http://dft.ba/-meso

The Mesopotamians by TMBG: http://dft.ba/-tmbmesopotamians

Credits:
Written by Raoul Meyer and John Green
Produced by Stan Muller
Animations by Smart Bubble Society: http://thoughtbubble.org/
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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