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.Resources:The British Museum's Mesopotamia site: http://dft.ba/-mesopotamiaThe Epic of Gilgamesh: http://dft.ba/-gilgatext or get a hard copy at http://dft.ba/-gilgamesh2Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians by Enrico Ascalone: http://dft.ba/-mesoThe Mesopotamians by TMBG: http://dft.ba/-tmbmesopotamiansCredits:Written by Raoul Meyer and John GreenProduced by Stan MullerAnimations by Smart Bubble Society: http://thoughtbubble.org/Thought Bubble team:Suzanna BrusikiewiczJonathon CorbiereAllan LevyJin Kyung MyungJames TuerAdam WinnikOriginal Music: Jason WeidnerScript Supervisor & Doll Costumer: Danica JohnsonSet Design: Donna SinkProps: Brian McCutcheonPhotos courtesy of:MbztHardnfastMarie Lan-NguyenFollow [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@thoughtbubbler?Like us! ??http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourseFollow us again! ??http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com
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