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Ancient Rome 101 | National Geographic

Ancient Rome 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The story of ancient Rome is a story of evolution, of how a civilization’s ability to adapt and dominate can lead to its survival for over 1,000 years. Rome began as a small village on central Italy’s Tiber River. In the coming centuries, it grew into an empire that stretched from the north …

Machu Picchu 101 | National Geographic

Machu Picchu 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The stone city of Machu Picchu is one of the most fascinating archeological sites on the planet. Located northwest of Cuso, Peru, Machu Picchu is a testament to the power and ingenuity of the Inca people. During its prime, the Inca civilization stretched about 2500 miles along South America’s Pacific Coastline. From modern …

A History of Britain – Bronze and Iron (2200 BC – 600 BC)

2200 BC. In Egypt undying kings lie beneath the greatest monument’s mankind has yet devised. In Mesopotamia the world’s first empire is on its knees, slowly collapsing under the weight of drought and rebellion. And far to the west, on the windy shores of Britain, an age of unprecedented prosperity is dawning. dawning fueled by …

Ancient Greece 101 | National Geographic

Ancient Greece 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Art, philosophy, democracy, and heroes. These are just a few achievements of the legendary civilization known as ancient Greece. Ancient Greece was born on the shores of the Aegean Sea about 4,000 years ago. In over a millennium, it expanded to lands as far west as Spain and as far east as India. …