The Western Lines

September 30, 2009

Legacy: A Search for the Origins of Civilization

Here is another great documentary produced in the year 1991 concerning the origin of civilization and hosted by the renowned BBC journalist Michael Wood.

Host Michael Wood traces the rise of both Asian and Western civilization in one global perspective in these thought-provoking videos. From the crumbling ruins in the Iraqi desert to those of Greece and Rome, viewers contemplate thriving cities and complex societies that have vanished, a reminder that other nations prospered for thousands of years. Now all that remains is their legacy.

After thousands of years as a hunter/gatherer, man built the first cities 5,000 years ago on the banks of the Euphrates River. Civilization as we know it began with the glorious cultures of Ur, Nineveh, and Babylon.

Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-8213001278676327450&hl=en&fs=true

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