Why did the Maya civilization collapse?

Why did the Maya civilization collapse?

By the early 8th century the Maya civilization was at its zenith. Building and maintaining cities of such scale that future explorers hypothesized that they must have been built by lost tribes of Israel or the Phoenicians. But only 150 years later the flourishing Classic Maya civilization had crumbled, undergoing one of the most devastating […]

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Why Some Former British Colonies Use Dollars

Why Some Former British Colonies Use Dollars

As anyone who knows anything about Britain knows, the United Kingdom uses a currency known as the Great British Pound. Also, look at that empire they once used to control. Impressive, right? Well, what about some of their former colonies? Do they use pounds? Well, Egypt does, but what about the others? Well, obviously America […]

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Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to return to medieval times. Mr. Green? Mr. Green? Finally, we get to watch jousting and eat with our hands and root for the Blue Knight. Yeah, No, Me from the Past, for starters, Medieval Times doesn’t closely reflect Europe in […]

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Rise of Babylon and Hammurabi – Ancient Mesopotamia DOCUMENTARY

Rise of Babylon and Hammurabi – Ancient Mesopotamia DOCUMENTARY

In our previous video we discussed the rise of the Third Dynasty of Ur and its collapse at the hands of Amorite invaders from the west. The subsequent period of political fragmentation was one of regional conflict – with the Amorite Shamshi-Adad and his dynasty ruling in the north, while the Eshnunna dominated central Mesopotamia […]

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Rise of Sumer: Cradle of Civilization DOCUMENTARY

Rise of Sumer: Cradle of Civilization DOCUMENTARY

Two thousand years ago, ancient civilisations such as the Roman Empire in the West and the Han Dynasty in the East had risen to prominence. In the modern Middle East, the Parthian Empire ruled ancient Persia and the surrounding regions from their main capital at Ctesiphon. These cultures are known to us as being almost […]

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Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

Hi, I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course World History. Let’s begin today with a question. Why am I alive? Also, why don’t I have any eyes? Ah, That’s better. The way we answer that question ends up organizing all kinds of other thoughts, like what we should value, and how we should behave, […]

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Why Did Civilizations Expand? | Big History Project

Why Did Civilizations Expand? | Big History Project

NARRATOR: Humans civilizations have been wonderfully diverse with an amazing variety of unique customs, religious practices, social structures and technologies. These differences are fascinating, but Big History teaches us to look at the past differently, to seek out commonalities and identify patterns that unite seemingly unrelated phenomena. Often this produces insights that are even more […]

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Wait For It…The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Wait For It…The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Hi I’m John Green; this is Crash Course World History and today we’re gonna discuss… wait for it… THE MONGOLS. So you probably have a picture of the Mongols in your head. Yes, that’s the picture: brutal, bloodthirsty, swarthy, humorously mustachioed warriors riding the plains, wearing fur, eating meat directly off the bone, saying, “Bar […]

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Rise and Fall of Indus Valley Civilization

Rise and Fall of Indus Valley Civilization

This video is in collaboration with 11 other history channels find the playlist in the pinned comment below or in the description check out Epimetheus with his video on Bronze Age China and check out knowledgia on his video on the Hittites of Anatolia the Indus Valley Civilisation spanned the region around the Indus Valley […]

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