Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Mesopotamia: Crash Course World 2 weeks 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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Comments 8178 Comments

good thing white people settled there back in the day
These videos are seriously getting me through midterms
Thank the world for the Greens and crash course
Daughter of Wisdom
Don't forget to be awesome was a phrase from Esther Earl
Ricardo AN
I'm from Coatzacoalcos ;)
Satyarthi Mishra
*Saraswati river
Saurabh Marathe
To all the dumbfuck paksitanis:

You genetically are not arabs and sure are descendants of IVC.

But you were raped, raped and raped so hard by cotinuous stream of islamic invaders like muhmmad bin qasim,

that now you are cuturally, morally, mentally, spiritually ARAB SLAVES (since you are not arab :p)


Tradition is not preservation of the ashes (Pakistanis) but the preservation of the Fire (Hindu, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Atheists)
Layla Mahani
talk a little slower
sum dude
Micah Wimbish
I have a history project and one section is about the Indus Valley and now I’m not clueless
Wizbuzzmac Wizbuzzmac
How deep was the great bath n how big was it
Alex Berry
Where are Egypgt, Mesopotamia, and The Indus Valley in relation to each other and their modern day counterparts?
Gary Tucker
How about somebody did not like them getting on!!
krishna manoj
The man with the bull and tiger is called pashupati mahadeva. I learnt in social
justsomerandomeguy k?
Hnghah. Adam Smith he got two first names
John von Shepard
5:39 Maybe they don't use metal weapon. That's why no weapon were found.
Lauren Castex
Answer the questions lol
Michael Lopez
The great bath is now the wet wonder, it has too be so xD
Mathew Nadworny
RE watching this makes me realize how much I miss this series
many Indians are saying that these sites belong to hinduism , that's just foolish , but than again what else can you expect from Indians.
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Mesopotamia: Crash Course World Indus Valley Civilization: Crash 2 weeks 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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