Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Mesopotamia: Crash Course World 5 months ago   09:35

In which John Green teaches you about the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the largest of the ancient civilizations. John teaches you the who, how, when, where and why of the Indus Valley Civilization, and dispenses advice on how to be more successful in your romantic relationships.

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Empires of the Indus -

Indus Valley on Wikipedia -

Lots of Indus Valley Civ. photos -

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aidan is annoying
Cramming for the global history final I have in 3 hours 🤩🤩🤪💖🤡😘
Yousuf Azad Sami
Vito C
Good lord, this civilization was over 5000 years old
amaya tesfaye
Bruh this is a good vid but u talk so fast
Come And Get It
Wow these videos have gotten a lot better
Saurav Kumar
I m only enjoying history.
Not for preparation
sourabh Baghel
Exam time thnks mr green wonderful explaination
kenito henry
John Green paints me from the past in a really honest light
Dhanraj dhan
Pls research about tamil culture also . talk about keezhadi. Time of this culture is related to indus valley civilization .. It is in south india.
hike oganessian
If interested..All civilization came from The Armenians Highlands. What do other historians say...according to Anthropologist Mitchell S. Rothman regarding the extent  of discoveries and specially on the quality of horse bones proved, According to him, that it was from the Shangavit Armenian 6000 years ago that the culture of that area spread around to the ancient world...Professor Jensen also says.  ‘For almost everything that is known in the Hittite language is Old Armenian in form..Historian Sayce (1845-1933) also consider Hittite and Armenian to be one and the same’.  and Rothman, quoted earlier, said...''All that was known in Mesopotamia came from Armenia and that Armenia is the absent fragment in the entire mosaic of the ancient world's civilization's construction.H.V. Hilprecht(1859-1925) a Clark research professor of Assyriology and scientific director Babylonian expedition at the University of Penn. argue that the Hittite tongue is Armenian and the Hittites themselves were of Armenian stock...according to Ellis (1861)  through language analysis we observe that under the names of Phrygians, Thracians, Pelasgians and Etruscans spread westward from Armenia to Italy and Elis claimed that the closest affinities of the Aryan element are the Armenians ..other historians that agree are..Hellenthal, Busgy, Brand, Wilson, Myers and Falush...let me quote Merrick (2012) All religions are descended from and ancient Vedic cosmology described in the Rib - Veda, originating in Armenia near Mt. Ararat at least 6800 ys ago and the basic concepts of a transcendental mountain extending into space and populated planet Star-gods were developed...he further says...This Astrotheology then migrated with Armenian Aryans to found the Sumerian Ethiopian/Egyptian and Indian civilizations and religions...from Language as  a fingerprint Setyan
john green: unless you are- say it with me-
me: tHe mONgoLs
A Reha
Why are you not lighted, these great civilisation are situated in Pakistan
A Reha
Harapa civilisation situated in Pakistan
A Reha
Mohanjo Daro also situated in Pakistan
A Reha
Indus valley situated in Pakistan
Kristin Kay
Vijay S V
Not “Sarawati”. It’s Saraswati river.
Harvey Sun
Pretty sure the world’s first language isn’t LOL, OMG, and WTF.
Jack Rota
Not digging the shade for Houston.
Kayla Delgado
*starts to study for my AP exam*
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Mesopotamia: Crash Course World Indus Valley Civilization: Crash 5 months ago   12:06

In which John presents Mesopotamia, and the early civilizations that arose around the Fertile Crescent. Topics covered include the birth of territorial kingdoms, empires, Neo-Assyrian torture tactics, sacred marriages, ancient labor practices, the world's first law code, and the great failed romance of John's undergrad years.

Crash Course World History is now available on DVD!


The British Museum's Mesopotamia site:

The Epic of Gilgamesh: or get a hard copy at

Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians by Enrico Ascalone:

The Mesopotamians by TMBG:

Written by Raoul Meyer and John Green
Produced by Stan Muller
Animations by Smart Bubble Society:
Thought Bubble team:
Suzanna Brusikiewicz
Jonathon Corbiere
Allan Levy
Jin Kyung Myung
James Tuer
Adam Winnik
Original Music: Jason Weidner
Script Supervisor & Doll Costumer: Danica Johnson
Set Design: Donna Sink
Props: Brian McCutcheon

Photos courtesy of:
Marie Lan-Nguyen

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