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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
The Sumerians: Fall of Civilization (video)
Fall of Civilizations, Aug. 16, 2020; Pat Macpherson, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
8. The Sumerians: Fall of the First Cities
In the dust of modern Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia), the ruins of the world's first civilization lie buried. In this episode travel into the extremely distant past to look at the remains of the earthly and otherworldly beings of Sumer, the Sumerians.
These ancient people invented writing and mathematics and built some of the largest cities the world had ever seen. Discover the mystery of their origins, and learn how they rose from humble beginnings to form the foundation of all our modern societies. With myths, proverbs, and even some recreated Sumerian music, travel back to where it all began, and find out how humanity's first civilization fell. Watch ad-free.
Sources. Credits: Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas with voice actors: Jake Barrett-Mills, Rhy Brignell, Shem Jacobs, Nick Bradley, Emily Johnson. Music by Kevin MacLeod licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0). Artist: incompetech.com/. Title theme "Home At Last" by John Bartmann (johnbartmann.com).