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History Summarized: Ancient India

History Summarized: Ancient India

Ancient Indian history feels like the halfway point between a fairy tale and a Lovecraft story. On the one hand, you have fables of princes going out into the wild to seek enlightenment, and guilt-ridden emperors swearing off of conquest and becoming legendary peacemakers, but there are also entire cosmologies simply spoken into existence, and …

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 …

The Bronze Age Collapse – Before the Storm – Extra History – #1

The Bronze Age Collapse – Before the Storm – Extra History – #1

Giant cities, thriving civilizations. Literacy, art, trade Wonders, temples, and palaces. Then, nothing but cinder and ash [Intro Music] The Bronze Age Collapse is one of history’s greatest mysteries. All along the crescent, from modern day Egypt to Greece, there once existed spectacular ancient civilizations. Civilizations that have lasted thousands of years. That built wonders …

Egypt’s Revolutionary Pharaoh

Egypt’s Revolutionary Pharaoh

You are in my heart. There is no other who knows you. Only your son, Sole-One-of-Ra Whom you have taught your ways and your might. Those on earth come from your hand as you made them. When you have dawned, they live. When you set, they die. You yourself are a lifetime; one lives by …

The Alphabet – Origins of Writing – Extra History

As the world ended with fire and sword, and one by one, the lights of civilization were snuffed out, old ideas died, and from their ashes, new ideas came. Ideas that would change the world. (intro) As we’ve talked about the Bronze Age Collapse, we’ve mentioned time and again that, across much of the ancient …

History of Athens – Part 1

History of Athens – Part 1

with the spreading of civilization from the faraway lands of Mesopotamia the idea of the city slowly crept its way into mainland Greece with several cities such as Mycenae and Sparta being founded one of these new urban settlements occupied a small but fair secure region in mainland Greece this growing city drew the attention …

6 Chemical Reactions That Changed History

6 Chemical Reactions That Changed History

[MUSIC] Physics might show us the universe’s basic building blocks, and biology lets the universe understand itself, but chemistry is where all the fun happens in between. We have thousands of chemical reactions going on inside us every second, but it’s the ones we’ve mastered with our hands, in labs and workshops and factories and …