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Article by Trustees of the British Museum

Old Babylonian Period

The Old Babylonian Period describes south Mesopotamia in the period about 2000-1600 BC. The early years saw a number of important states dominating the region: Isin, Larsa, Eshnunna and, from 1894 BC, Babylon. Babylon was ruled by a dynasty...
North Africa During the Classical Period
Article by Library of Congress

North Africa During the Classical Period

Phoenician traders arrived on the North African coast around 900 B.C. and established Carthage (in present-day Tunisia) around 800 B.C. By the sixth century B.C., a Phoenician presence existed at Tipasa (east of Cherchell in Algeria). From...
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Video by WEDIGROME

Digging History 8: The Regal Period

The regal period largely coincides with the Archaic period, for Rome's development. Of course, a lot was going in what would develop into Rome before the famed foundation date of 753 BC (which was debated by ancient historians nevertheless...
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Video by WEDIGROME

Digging History 8: The Regal Period

The regal period largely coincides with the Archaic period, for Rome's development. Of course, a lot was going in what would develop into Rome before the famed foundation date of 753 BC (which was debated by ancient historians nevertheless...
The Virginia Colony (APUSH Period 1 & 2 / Chapter 1 & 2)
Video by Tom Richey

The Virginia Colony (APUSH Period 1 & 2 / Chapter 1 & 2)

In this lecture on the history of the Virginia Colony, Tom Richey discusses the failed attempt by Walter Raleigh (c. 1552-1618 CE) to plant a permanent settlement on Roanoke Island during a war with Spain and the early hardships endured by...
Japan: Cultural History and the Heian Period
Video by CrashCourse

Japan: Cultural History and the Heian Period

John Green describes the Heian period in Japan, lasting from 794CE to 1185CE. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu was the classic piece of literature of the day, detailing the elite, aristocratic culture of the Heian period.
The Elamites - The Middle Elamite Period (Part 3)
Video by History with Cy

The Elamites - The Middle Elamite Period (Part 3)

In Part 3 of this series on ancient Elam, we continue our study of Elamite history by taking a look at the Middle Elamite Period. Though fascinating, it's also a period that's shrouded in mystery. Still, we know by some of the monuments...
The Japanese Yayoi Period
Video by NipponQ

The Japanese Yayoi Period

This video briefly describes the important historical developments of the Japanese Yayoi Period.
The Japanese Kofun Period
Video by NipponQ

The Japanese Kofun Period

This video briefly describes the historical developments of the Japanese Kofun Period.
The Japanese Asuka Period
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The Japanese Asuka Period

This video briefly describes the historical developments of the Japanese Asuka Period.