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Series: Bronze Age

 

Rise of Civilization

   2016    History
The Bronze Age covers 2,000 years of history in the Aegean/Mediterranean, Egypt and Near East from roughly 3000 BC to 1000 BC. New animations produced by Pixeldust include the reconstruction of four ancient capitals, including the Egyptian city of Thebes and the early Greek capital of Mycenae. What singled out this period and the new societies and cities that emerged? The development of formal writing is one among several important factors.

Masters of Trade

   2016    History
Trade, and in particular trade in luxury goods, drove the commerce economies of the Bronze Age. This is the time when the first super powers in history, Egypt and Mesopotamia, emerge and dominate the 'world' stage of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas and surrounding areas.

Conquest and Collapse

   2016    History
The Bronze Age had the first large urban centers, powerful kingdoms and armies, writing, and trade routes across vast areas. What led to the collapse of the city-state entities and the end of the Bronze Age? Possibly a perfect storm of uncontrollable factors that are still being researched.
Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History
Prehistoric America
Prehistoric America

   2003    Nature
The Universe
The Universe

   2010    Science
Inside the Medieval Mind
Inside the Medieval Mind

   2008    History
Seven Ages of Rock
Seven Ages of Rock

   2007    Art
Himalaya with Michael Palin
Himalaya with Michael Palin

   2004    Culture
Everything and Nothing
Everything and Nothing

   2011    Science
Wonders of Life
Wonders of Life

   2013    Science