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    • Ancient Mesopotamia

    • Life in the Cradle of Civilization
    • By: The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Professor Amanda H. Podany PhD
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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    Mesopotamia is the ancient name for the region that is now Iraq, a remarkably advanced civilization that flourished for two-thirds of the time that civilization has existed on Earth. Mesopotamians mastered irrigation agriculture; built the first complex urban societies; developed writing, literature, and law; and united vast regions through warfare and diplomacy. While civilizations like Greece and Rome have an unbroken tradition of written histories, the rich history of Mesopotamia has only been recently rediscovered, thanks to the decipherment of Mesopotamia's cuneiform writing less than 200 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating, informative, an amazing experience.

    • By GNG on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $34.95