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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.
Space Race
Space Race

   2005    Technology
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

   2006    History
Neanderthal
Neanderthal

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How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
P.U.L.S.E
P.U.L.S.E

   2006    Art
Life
Life

   2009    Nature
The Secret History of Writing
The Secret History of Writing

   2020    History
Engineering the Future
Engineering the Future

   2020    Technology