The Complete and Concise History of the Sumerians and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (7000-2000 BC)

This program covers the history of ancient Sumer and the Sumerians, from the first notable farming communities such as the Samarra, Halaf and the Ubaid that once occupied their land to the magnificent cities, innovations, great kingdoms and empires that the region become known for, it’s all here. If you want to get a good grasp of who the Sumerians were, this is the program for you! Contents: 00:00 Introduction 03:21 Early Farming Communities (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid) 08:12 Eridu 12:51 Uruk and the First Cities 17:46 Invention of Writing 21:30 First Kings 22:47 Early Dynastic Period 23:36 Sumerian Religion 26:32 Lagash and Umma 33:00 Ur 35:10 Nippur 35:47 Urukagina 39:02 Lugalzagesi 41:57 Sargon and Akkadian Rule of Sumer 50:55 Post-Akkadian Sumer and the Gutians 54:24 Gudea of Lagash 55:30 Utu-hegal 57:30 Third Dynasty of Ur (Ur III) / Neo-Sumerian Empire 01:06:14 Amorites, Elamites and the End of an Era 01:09:41 Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer 01:11:45 Thank you and Patrons

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