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Ancient Mesopotamia proved that fertile land and the knowledge to cultivate it was a fortuitous recipe for wealth and civilization. Learn how this "land between two rivers" became the birthplace of the world's first cities, advancements in math and science, and the earliest evidence of literacy and a legal system. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #Mesopotamia #Educational About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Ancient Mesopotamia 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/xVf5kZA0HtQ National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (1 year ago)
For five millennia, Mesopotamia fostered innovations that would change the world forever. Which of Mesopotamia's contributions intrigues you the most?
Michael Williams (25 days ago)
Aliens you mean
Integrity In Christ Lazlo (27 days ago)
Can you guess who reduced this civillization to rubble ? xD Jesus is Lord!
Ao1968 (30 days ago)
we been here about 400..we been to the moon..and back..we have them beat...MAGA
BlkHistoryDecoded (1 month ago)
@IRAQi PRO Black headed people has nothing to with hair btw. The statues show them being bald. Therefore Black headed people. People all over the world seem to have a problem with black people having advanced civilizations and do EVERYTHING TO EXPLAIN IT AWAY. There r over 400 Black Madonnas throughout Europe, Blk Madonnas around the entire world. I suppose that has nothing to do with Black people either.
sara fadel (2 months ago)
Mesopotamia is Iraq
ahmed salah (2 days ago)
from iraq thx for that video
Abdul Khan (3 days ago)
wow that is amazing
Altaaa (3 days ago)
Can someone give me information about mesopotamia for my project?
Zahra'a Zözö (3 days ago)
❤️ proud to be Iraqii💕 The cradle of civilization 👍
Piyush Umesh Rai (4 days ago)
Chandragupta is father of mesopotanians, n alexander Your father is chanakya,means indians😂 Jesus is just a stupid beggar, fallen from dates tree to earth
؟ (5 days ago)
Observing Iraq, it is the country between Mesopotamia, and it is the oldest country in the world, with a age of 7,300🇮🇶
Jeremiah Ferrand (5 days ago)
It's your friendly neighborhood ghetto Panthers
Shiina Mashiro (6 days ago)
Fate fan here omegalul. Where is gilgamesh, enkidu and tiamat
Habib Japli (7 days ago)
No bliz
GM 2504 (7 days ago)
Ancestors of northeast caucasians
Mateus Vieira (8 days ago)
Bom...muito bom para aprender de pressa
Christopher Lopez (11 days ago)
im bored teach me sum else $$#
Nicholas Camacho (11 days ago)
really really really really really really interesting i understand alot of this even tho im learning bout it
Nicholas Camacho (11 days ago)
this is very interesting
Adrian Sierra (11 days ago)
this is very interesting
Adrian Garcia (11 days ago)
who else is at school
Nicholas Camacho (11 days ago)
me
Zachary Green (11 days ago)
sup
Nicholas Camacho (11 days ago)
me \
Ruth Geneus (14 days ago)
I’m pretty sure they also had indoor plumbing as well.
Santiago Spindola (14 days ago)
1:30 what did it just say
Santiago Spindola (14 days ago)
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Moe (18 days ago)
First civilization First city First written word First written law First written literature Invent wheel Invent battery Yes we taught the world how to write, astronomy & mathematics. Yes, it is Iraq which the only thing the world knew about is destruction.
Silas Brown (12 hours ago)
Moe who is we?
Ashwin Kumar (20 days ago)
Tamil tamilan
GORIson (21 days ago)
The stoneheads... Gold=God.
Vanlalchhanhima Vanchhawng (23 days ago)
Some people use ' they' 'Iraqi' but it is 'we'. Because the mesopotamian are our ancestor, where civilization started before they build tower of babel and we were all scattered across the wrold . And engaged in endless bloodshed
Nameless Ghoul (23 days ago)
Ever heard of Vinča civilisation?It is at least 3000 years older than Mesopotamian civilisation...
Taco Taco (22 days ago)
Yeah no thats bs
crazier than u thought (23 days ago)
Wow it's just so amazing💕😍
zach wilson (24 days ago)
war ruins everything
Geo Bois (24 days ago)
key statement that cannot be ignored...."Seemily overnight..." that's because the information was brought from somewhere else.
J Abdi-Isaaq (24 days ago)
Are these people capable of any truth??
Lorenzo Barber (24 days ago)
Why doesn't america teach about this?
Ibrahim Najm (25 days ago)
Proud to be Iraqi
Snake Pliskin (25 days ago)
Mesopotamia just sounds ancient. And cool
zigZagz TwitchTV (26 days ago)
𒀝𒅗𒁺𒌑
Don’t worry abt it (26 days ago)
Dis wha we learning in school😭
Vince Larrick (27 days ago)
Sorry I know this request will not get a Million views, but can you please featured the History of Philippines colonial acient times
Memphis Girgis Atrees EGYPTIC (27 days ago)
Mesopotamia 4000 BC - 2000 BC Unified Egypt 3200 BC - 332 BC (Upper & Lower Egypt 6000+ BC)
Shaida Sabah (27 days ago)
Iraq 🥺🥺☹️☹️
Ser Gro (29 days ago)
Hey is this suppose to be a short video? or it is part of larger video? Thanks.
freewilliam93 (29 days ago)
Meson is short for mesopatamian.....
Puma Gnosis (29 days ago)
No mention of Sumerians and their tablets smh
Vica Strelets (1 month ago)
Such a brilliant project! Thanks to National Geographic! I can prove my English skills and Historical consciousness ❤️
MoslemStolzUndSchwul (1 month ago)
All these Americans who now nothing about mesopotamia. For us europeans this is not a problem.
gabriel kabba (1 month ago)
The black moors are the Gods
Kuch Karey? (1 month ago)
No hard feelings but Indus valley pre dates Mesopotamia and consisted most of their innovation already along with certain new ones as well
Rinkeby mannen din morsa (1 month ago)
Every thing came from middle east proud of that!
Stef Monce (1 month ago)
The narrator sounds like emma stone
Μαρία Καστανά Maria Kastana (1 month ago)
How about the epic of Gilgamesh- many centuries before Homer and Hesiod ...
Sunny Burrito (1 month ago)
Too bad most of the really cool and history rich places are in dangerous areas, I'd love to visit and see the places, people, cultures and food.
rakvim X (1 month ago)
I live in Iraq 🇮🇶.
Sharmaine Matias (1 month ago)
Now I'm eager to know more. Thank you NatGeo. ❤️
Justice (1 month ago)
They should make a movie of Mesopotamia
Abdul Malik Ishak bin Madihi (1 month ago)
You forgot to mention Gilgamesh and his ability to conjure countless Noble Phantasms out of thin air.
Simon Ngwa (1 month ago)
It's all great and awesome until persian and islam came in. No offense, history speaks for itself.
Zaid Zito (1 month ago)
I’m so glad that I’m from Nineveh 😎
Israel Martinez (1 month ago)
What does mesopotamia translate to
Mason Davis (1 month ago)
it bad that isis is destoring this
Mohamed Balouzy (1 month ago)
The Middle East was the Top of Civilizations in those old times Egypt Iraq Yemen Greece
Matt Oakes (1 month ago)
But what about the Indus Valley Civilization?
Cynthia McLaglen (1 month ago)
Some of the art is Persian. Why not just show Sumerian art? Cynthia McLaglen
BlackMecca (1 month ago)
Clicked off as soon as she said not Egypt. As life began in Africa; hasn’t this been proven
Nothing_Too_Sea Here (1 month ago)
Life began there, civilisation didn’t. Mesopotamia is indeed where the oldest civilisations were found.
SayRenee (1 month ago)
And this is all in the bible!!
M R. (1 month ago)
Mammoth temples ?
cy park (1 month ago)
And those historical sites destroyed by war
게렌보호 위원회 (1 month ago)
what is the achievement of sargon?
Jing Fuahan (1 month ago)
How to understand? what damage this new religion has done to this region.
Janelle Grace Palma (1 month ago)
it is our high school lesson.... 1st civilization in the world
CelibateCetologist (1 month ago)
Did Babylonians keep slaves in the same way the Romans and Egyptians did?
Its Vento (1 month ago)
Oofer gang
Its Vento (1 month ago)
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Mesopotamia (1 month ago)
Who from Mesopotamia who from IRAQ .. Why MESOPOTAMIA is media wronged !! Why MESOPOTAMIA is School wronged !!
پارسا صدیق (1 month ago)
Thoese were persian stone in perspolis don t be thief
Simmonds (1 month ago)
Wow it's really mind blowing how you could build something, and some hoodlem can just steal it from you . Imagine building a house a company and a little business and somebody just takes it from you. That's crazy
Horace Grant (1 month ago)
Sotonas people
Shaina Tolin (1 month ago)
It's so refreshing to watch. Thanks to my teacher when I was in third year highschool for teaching us this early civilizations 😊 I always listen to him because social studies was my favourite subject when I was in highschool 😊 thank you Sir. Bunan.
Shaina Tolin (1 month ago)
@Nagham Troy yeah, my teacher in highschool teach us about this early civilizations 😊 and I'm every glad.
Nagham Troy (1 month ago)
Hi do you learn about Mesopotamia in school??
James Abdullah Wang (1 month ago)
That building 3:40 is located in Iran
nonenunina (1 month ago)
So, they are the one who responsible for 7 days a week rule???
sondour jet (1 month ago)
How about china and India?
Mesopotamia (1 month ago)
Thanks
Ghayth Almayahy (1 month ago)
This is us.. this is IRAQ.. this is everything..
Dyrga Agryd (1 month ago)
1anunnaki
مہتہوأضعہ • (1 month ago)
IRAQ❤🇮🇶
IRAQi PRO (1 month ago)
@مہتہوأضعہ • اعصابج لتضرطين
مہتہوأضعہ • (1 month ago)
@Ghayth Almayahy قناتك هيه ؟ زاحف
Ghayth Almayahy (1 month ago)
نورتي عيني
Selendria Muganogo (1 month ago)
Africa and Mesopotamia, my 2 favorite places to learn about... it makes me think about Abraham, nimrod and the garden of Eden
Daniel Embree (1 month ago)
Very entertaining!
Ali Comando (1 month ago)
Hi From North Iraq
san boom (1 month ago)
I think it's a indus valley civilization.
Ziad Khalaf (1 month ago)
Forget writing, best Mesopotamian invention (and I bet you Y'all agree) is BEER!
Nishant Subedi (1 month ago)
Plz NEPAL
B Forou (2 months ago)
Mesopotamia belonged to the Persian empire; those countries all belonged to the Persian Empire.
sptronix91 (2 months ago)
Great narration. However I am surprise to see no mention of Indus Valley Civilisation ( ~3000BC ) in the entire history series. Any reason why ?
Amos Isreal (2 months ago)
Not 12 years 2000 or less
muhamad sw (2 months ago)
Stupid Arabs you’re not Mesopotamian
JUST DO IT (2 months ago)
India: Am I joke to you ? 😂
yeet offcial (1 month ago)
You are
Ammar Shaden (2 months ago)
Iraq is a great country Iraq is a fertile land
Alwin Deva Sweetson (2 months ago)
Ur, mari, elam is now living tamil language name
Aboud ZR (2 months ago)
greet video!!
Ayham Reus (2 months ago)
From the land of all civilizations from the beginning of everything Form iraq ❤️ Love you all Proud to be iraqi
Abdirahman Mohamud (2 months ago)
this proves that land of punt (Somalia) Iraq(Mesopotamia) and Egypt are the oldest civilistation and they traded 2
Biljana Milanovic (2 months ago)
Bellissimo!
IRAQi Batoto (2 months ago)
Arab is so Stuped
Vela Dictoria (2 months ago)
Flex ko Lang AP teacher ko