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Published on Feb 9, 2012
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.
Credits: Written by Raoul Meyer and John Green Produced by Stan Muller Animations by Smart Bubble Society: http://thoughtbubble.org/ 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: Mbzt Hardnfast Marie Lan-Nguyen