Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Mesopotamia: Crash Course World 2 months ago   09:35

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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 - https://goo.gl/NoYqkY

Indus Valley on Wikipedia - https://goo.gl/9a8JUK

Lots of Indus Valley Civ. photos - https://goo.gl/lo9ehY

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Neel Vats
Thank you so much for this informational video!
Zachary Kowalewsky
the Mongols!
One Breath
The great bath was probably used as mirror to see their faces,right?
Aeva Mantyla
You should make longer thought bubble moments
Balvir Kaur
Castism started after the indus valley ..
Faaz Butt
@crash course.... you should have mentioned the locations of these sites in present day globe... mohen jo daro and harrapa are based in Pakistan ...
Rajas A
Mongols=Civilized? Yeah right.




Ik they were pretty civilized after taking over Asia very savagely.
varsha singh
हर जगह पाकिस्तान को गुसना हैं बिना मतलब आदत हैं उसको पता नहीं क्या प्रॉब्लम हैं कि दूसरों का हर चीज़ उसका हैं। लात खाने पर भी नहीं सुधारता हैं
सुवर हैं मार कर खा लो।
Debarshi Majumdar
there are lots of incorrect information served in this otherwise very well-made video. the MAIN PART: the ivc people were largely multiple layers of OOA (out of africa) and back migrations from ~sumeria and ~mesopotamia regions. what came from the Caucasus at just around 3500 years back was the marauding barbarians currently (incorrectly) termed with the 'vedic' term 'aryan' - which is identifiable with the genetic marker R1A1A.

this is a linguistic goof-up, or bias to be more precise.. ;-) as we don't know which direction can language spread. usually languages flow from from more civilised places to less civilised. in sanskrit texts- which is actually very close to ancient tamil and the proto-indo-european language(s), there are no references to european cites - all the texts refer to IVC cites, with the names unchanged till this date . it is very possible that sanskrit SCRIPT was developed after the R1A1A came in/ but as a LANGUAGE, it existed in ivc possibly from pre-harappan times or earlier as an unwritten language- just like 'wu' in china. no surprises that education followed the 'shruti' system (without writing).
Sanjay Gowda
Its Saraswathi civilization. They are by all means Hindus. We're not some cockists or assists😏.... We're the base of all civilizations!
Jake Samuel
let me make one thing straight for those 'its in india vs pakistan people'. Its in both, if im not mistaken. Pakistan was India
Yash Nanda
Oh John!! you're hilarious!! This was so much fun to watch and I learnt so much from you...Great job man🤘
I didn't get to choose this
It bugs me that indians here are claiming that all pakistanis/muslims are somehow arabs from the middle east. No. We are south asian people who happened to accept the faith of Arab conquerors. How does that change our race or decrease our right over our indus heritage? Do you actually think that everyone who lives in Pakistan or is a Muslim, is no longer south Asian? How stupid. We were all natives and hindus at one point. We just stopped believing in idol worship and started practicing the latest monotheistic Abrahamic faith brought in by Arab conquerors. I am a Pakistani Rajpoot muslim, and we claim descent from Raja Chib Chand Katoch, (katochs were one of the oldest Chandravanshi families of india, way before islam was even a thing). The first raja in the line to accept islam was Raja Shadab (way before Pakistan came into being and his tomb is still here in modern day Pakistan near my village), so now we practice islam. Is it too hard for you guys to separate religious belief from caste and race? Its actually cringe worthy and ironic when you guys talk like that. We are south asian for 1000s of years, the same as you guys, but we just dont worship idols anymore, and that doesnt change our race. We have as much right to the heritage of the Indian subcontinent as you do. My ancestor Raja Chib Chand Katoch established the state of Chibhal along the Jhelum tributary of the Indus River 1000s of years ago. Just because one of his descendants (Raja Shadab), accepted islam 100s of years after that (and way before Pakistan was created), and today I practice islam, doesn't mean that I am no longer south asian. How dare you say I have no claim on the heritage of the indus?
THE LAND THAT IS NOW PAKISTAN WAS ALWAYS HERE. THE ARABS DIDNT BRING IT WITH THEM. THE NATIVE PEOPLE OF THE INDUS TRIBUTARIES DIDNT ALL JUST MAGICALLY DISAPPEAR AND SOMEHOW GOT REPLACED BY MUSLIM ARABS. You should go and see the river people of the indus in modern day Pakistan. They are muslims, but they are no ARABS.

WE PAKISTANI MUSLIMS ARE THE NATIVE PEOPLE WHO CONVERTED TO ISLAM AND LATER DECIDED TO PUT A BORDER BETWEEN US AND THE HINDU DOMINATED SIDE OF INDIA. INDUS RIVER IS NOW IN MODERN DAY PAKISTAN. GET OVER IT, AND STOP BEING RACIST AGAINST PEOPLE OF YOUR OWN RACE THAT FOLLOW ISLAM
My MUSIC
So according to John Green 'Pashupati shiva' is a powerful dude with horned helmet😂
I'm in love with CC
kiikat
Aww they were clean and peaceful :)
jjccloud
He says BCE like us Atheists hes not a Christian they say BC
Kody with a K
Came for history.. left with history and relationship advice. (I actually was having a problem with clinginess... damn.. this helped. )
slightly Shao
The territory of China has been mistaken.
Azan Bawar
H?
Aquarius
Hi
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Mesopotamia: Crash Course World Indus Valley Civilization: Crash 2 months ago   12:06

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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.

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Resources:

The British Museum's Mesopotamia site: http://goo.gl/Fn4dN5

The Epic of Gilgamesh: http://goo.gl/9i7svQ or get a hard copy at https://goo.gl/iKsCDD

Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians by Enrico Ascalone: http://goo.gl/iL487J

The Mesopotamians by TMBG: https://goo.gl/1D4lXo

Credits:
Written by Raoul Meyer and John Green
Produced by Stan Muller
Animations by Smart Bubble Society: http://thoughtbubble.org/
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:
Mbzt
Hardnfast
Marie Lan-Nguyen


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