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!


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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