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Mesopotamia: From Nomads to Farmers
Video by DMSRobotics6261

Mesopotamia: From Nomads to Farmers

This video provides an overview of Mesopotamian civilization, specifically in the region of Sumer and its city-states. It is narrated by a young Sumerian girl training to be a scribe in the format of a journal.
Early Dynastic Mesopotamia | Ancient Documentary | The Sumerian and Akkadian Empires.
Video by Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Early Dynastic Mesopotamia | Ancient Documentary | The Sumerian and Akkadian Empires.

The Early Dynastic Period of Mesopotamia is the modern-day archaeological term for the era in Mesopotamian history — 2900-2334 BCE — during which some of the most significant cultural advances were made including the rise of the cities, the...
Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent - A Short History
Video by Kelly Macquire

Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent - A Short History

Mesopotamia is an ancient region in the Middle East, east of the Mediterranean by the Zagros mountains, between the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates. The name ‘Mesopotamia’ comes from the Greek meaning ‘between two rivers’. The region is now...
Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3
Video by CrashCourse

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...
Mesopotamia: The Development of Written Language
Video by Tim Sexton

Mesopotamia: The Development of Written Language

In animation, this video describes the development of cuneiform script, the importance of documenting, the occupation of scribes and a brief description of a few myths (including the Epic of Gilgamesh), all pertinent to Sumerian culture in...
Irrigation in Mesopotamia
Video by mollylarge

Irrigation in Mesopotamia

A brief introduction to the concept of irrigation and how it helped aid growth and development in Mesopotamia.
Ancient Mesopotamia - National Geographic
Video by National Geographic

Ancient Mesopotamia - National Geographic

Ancient Mesopotamia proved that fertile land and the knowledge to cultivate it was a fortuitous recipe for wealth and civilization. Learn how this "land between two rivers" became the birthplace of the world's first cities, advancements...
Written Language in Mesopotamia
Video by brooklynprospect

Written Language in Mesopotamia

This video describes the intricate system of writing in cuneiform script, the first written composition ("The Epic of Gilgamesh"), and the role of scribes in Mesopotamia. Courtesy of Discovery Education
Mesopotamia: History of Fashion
Video by The Ultimate Fashion History

Mesopotamia: History of Fashion

This video adequately details the costume, hair and makeup (both male and female) of the Mesopotamians, specifically the Sumerians that lived in the Southern region of modern day Iraq.
The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia
Video by Zero One Animation

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia

Following on from the immensely successful "Day in Pompeii" exhibit, Melbourne Museum again contracted Zero One to create animation that captures the look and feel of the ancient city of Ur. Many weeks of research and consultation with expert...