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Table of Contents | 1. Earth | 2. The Origin of Life and Evolution of Man | 3. Civilisation | 4. Fertile Crescent | 5. Egypt | 6. Indus Valley | 7. Yellow River (Haung He/Huang Ho) | 8. Hittites, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Assyrians | 9. New World (B. C./Pre-Columban) | 10. Greeks and Persians | 11. Rome ( - B. C. - A. D. 96) | 12. Saul of Tarsus | 13. Rome ( - A. D. 275) | 14. Rome and Byzantium (Nova Roma) | 15. Islam | 16. Charlemagne | 17. Vikings | 18. Turks, Crusaders, Mongols, Moors, Explorers and Conquistadors | 19. Reformation, Enlightenment (1300s -1700s) | 20. Mid-1700s - early 1900s | 21. The Great War | 22. Inter-War Years | 23. The War in Europe and Africa | 24. Second World War | 25. War in the Pacific | 26. Defeating the Axis in Europe and Africa | 27. End of Japanese Imperialism | 28. Ending the War | 29. Conquest of Space | 30. Averting Nuclear War | 31. End of Empire | 32. Man on the Moon | 33. Arms Race and Limitation | 34. Lifting the Iron Curtain | 35. Outer Space | 37. | 42.





Continued from previous page, 4. Fertile Crescent

 
 
 
Continued from previous page, 4. Fertile Crescent
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Dawn of History
 
Program # 1 of the 1989 lecture series,
The Western Tradition, by Eugen Weber of UCLA
 
This program runs 27 min., 32 sec. Beware of other "uploads" of this same program on You Tube that have been edited and shortened
 
 
 
 
The Ancient Egyptians
 
Program # 2 of the 1989 lecture series The Western Tradition by Eugen Weber at UCLA 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

Some scholars believe that civilization first appeared in the Nile River Delta on the Mediterranean Sea coast and spread east and west along the coast and southward along the river. This area is in Egypt.

 

Many scholars believe the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt arose more or less simultaneously and developed contemporaneously.

 

 

Nile River

 

 

 

Source: Middle School 6th Grade Social Studies

 

 

 

Nile River

 

 

Ancient Egypt—The Gift of the Nile

 

Lecture # 4 of the course History of the Ancient World by Gregory Aldrete (The Great Courses)

 

Removed from You Tube

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_9ZhDQcVik&feature=relmfu

 

 

 

Ethiopia, Source of the Blue Nile

 

Documentary with Joanna Lumley

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E17dCWtAOk&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCFC2AO4ZYM&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGF2Q-0HXHI&feature=relmfu

 

 

 

Mystery of the Nile -  The Gift of Ethiopia

 

Documentary

 

Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ1qAW4EUW4 

 

Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v4QLxJAVL8

 

 

Before the Pyramids   -    

The Origins of Egyptian Civilization

 

Lecture by Emily Teeter at the Oriental Institute, U of Chicago, 2011

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWGy6gP1jw


Father Nile (Egypt)

Silent film by the Bray Studios (1931)

Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aiuFZHt1yU

Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLwKS4uo_po

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early civilization in Egypt

 

Documentary

 

(3 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w1x8nVD4xs

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZKMzU207MM

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8aroa92F40

 

 

The Nile - Ethiopia & Egypt

 

Episode from the Civilizations documentary series

 

6 clips

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_a3N0mx8zE

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk11AlrQrKg

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCrwWTUPVm4

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v97Hj8isyI

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07f09W9T9-8

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JQ6g_gV_Og

 

 

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"Egypt is older than Mesopotamia."  

 

History of Ancient Egypt

 

48-lecture course with Robert Brier (Great Courses)

 

First 40 lectures currently available on You Tube

 

Course description and video preview

 

http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/Courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=350

 

Preview on You Tube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpZjn1vFoNQ

 

1. Introduction

 

Basic divisions of prehistory   -   Problems in studying prehistoric civilizations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvkZ_XHVUVk

 

2. Prehistoric Egypt

Mythology, religion, and philosophy of ancient Egyptians

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHj_HaGm9ow

 

3. Ancient Egyptian Thought

Napoleon  1798   -   Description de l'Egypte
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uY2EdMymRs

 

 

4. Napoleon and the Beginnings of Egyptology

 

The Rosetta Stone   -   Four scripts of Ancient Egyptian   -   Three ways of hieroglyphic signs
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC1EtgvCkkE

 

 

5. The Rosetta Stone and Much More

 

History's first nation   -   First king of Egypt, King Narme,r unifies Upper and Lower Egypt   -   Political structure of ancient Egypt   -   The Narmer Palette
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHqCNQI_E-Y

 

 

6. The First Nation in History

 

Traditions   -   capital city, burial places, pyramids, solar boats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvU10cZ0ngI

 

7. The Rise of the Old Kingdom

Sneferu, founder of the Fourth Dynasty,  Sneferu   -   building a pyramid   -   artistic standards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_MlhHYaJM0
 

8. Sneferu, the Pyramid Builder

Pyramids building   -   144-foot solar boat found near the Great Pyramid in 1954

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM5dyWvEt7I
 

9. The Great Pyramid of Giza

 

Sun worship   -   chaos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgCGgHHz398

 

10. The End of the Old Kingdom

Egypt collapses   -   Reconstructing history

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIloaWFrPUw

Continued . . . to lecture # 40

Part 37. Dynasty XXII  -  Egypt United

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR6cCPPuqVc

Part 38. Dynasty XXV - The Nubians Have Their Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRnc3gs6-II

Part 39. Dynasty XXVI - The Saite Period

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42745ucrfo8

Part 40. Dynasty XXVII—The Persians

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBS7rIzdAuc

 

Lectures 41 - 48 N. A.

 

 

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Engineering an Empire

 

Documentary

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtodbPyqavg 

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcZSMOZ-nwA&feature=related

 

 

Ancient Egypt -

 

Greatest Pharoahs 3,000 to 30 B. C.

 

3-part documentary series

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1LzzJkVKsU

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtDTyyf1awo

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUdcPCxYwsU

 

 

Romer's Egypt

 

Three-part documentary series (1982)

 

1. 5000 - 2215 BC

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYd90_xo-D0

 

2. 2700 - 1070 BC   

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh_OiRsTWwA

 

3. The Age of Empire - New Kingdom - 1570 - 1070 BC

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueBFIsWg-eg

 

 

Ancient Lives

 

Four-part documentary with John Romer (1994)

 

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnsNwwwHm2I

 

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEjRDK2uOVk

 

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX7nMXFW-xE

 

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPBz5q0n8LE

 

 

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Hyksos conquer and settle in Egypt

 

 

 

 

Warrior Pharaohs

 

Episode from the documentary series Egypt's Golden Empire (2001)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvJ9qc18Z0&feature=related

 

 

Pharaohs of the Sun

 

Episode from the documentary series Egypt's Golden Empire (2001)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEWcDz1OnQ0&feature=related

 

 

 

Battle and Siege of Megiddo

 

Late 1400s BC

 

Egyptians fight Canaanites 

 

 

 

 


The Battle of Megiddo

 

TuthmosIs III   -   Egypt's Napoleon

 

Episode from the National Geographic documentary series Ancient Egyptians

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua9Wudb_-a8

 

or

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dRD5UVC4rE

 

or

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r09rRvFgPE

 

 

 

Battle of Megiddo

 

Episode from the Ancient Egyptians documentery series (2003)

 

5 clips

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7UAsO1hn9c

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ttsr6Dk4F8&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjePNvjbnVY&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lChOb1dwQq4&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BTAFSB1Uyw&feature=relmfu

 

 

Ramesses II

 

ca. 1303 BC – 1213 BC

 

                Ramesses II

 

 

The Last Great Pharaoh

 

Episode from the documentary series Egypt's Golden Empire (2001)

 

Ramesses II

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVdPSKfQ1H0

 

 

 

 

Battle of Kadesh

 

1274 B. C.

 

Egyptians, led by Pharoah Ramesses II, fight the Hittites

 

 

 

Ramesses: Raging Chariots

 

Episode from the documentary series Battles B.C 

 

The Battle of Kadesh

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKUfw8uEmr8

 

 

Battle of Kadesh

 

Episode from the documentary series Decisive Battles (22 min.)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8f1FUwTv8Q

 

 

Battles of Meggido and Kadesh

 

Lecture # 5 from the course on Great Battles of the Ancient World by Garrett Fagan

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljDeIBl264Q&feature=relmfu

 

 

The Battle of Kadesh

 

A Debate between the Egyptian and Hittite Persepectives

 

Robert Ritner and Theo van den Hout

 

Oriental Institute (2016)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1AGe2V0qHo

 

or

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWQ-7rMY66A

 

 

Egypt

 

Episode from the documentary series Legacy: The Origins of Civilization with Michael Wood 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiYAR6oxtzo&feature=relmfu

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7F6RHLPdNo 

 

 

 

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Napoleon conquers Egypt

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGQ13pNZR_4

 

 

Tomb robbers, the antiquities trade 

 

Documentary

 

2 parts

 

Part 1. Early plundering by British and French

 

Egypt: Temple of the Sands

 

(7 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCqevwoYE2Q  

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODJ0XE5rKGI&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yps9jFoXQ3Q&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xln086-cmUI&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAW17bxwS_s&feature=relmfu

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dADxPyIToo&feature=relmfu

 

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Caw2cUWyeg&feature=relmfu

 

 

 

Part 2. Abul Simbel

 

Egypt: Pharaoh and the Showman

 

(7 clips) 

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPaGQNiUDQU&feature=relmfu

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krRRuvkMcCc&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGl1sWEAuiY&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pvM8HvHtZY

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcFQL_y_wRo&feature=relmfu

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWPYuucIYBY&feature=relmfu

 

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYX1ETEO-kk&feature=relmfu

 

 

 

Decyphering Hieroglyphs

 

 

Rosetta Stone

 

             Rosetta Stone

 

 

 

The Rosetta Stone

 

Episode # 2 of 10 from the documentary series Ancient Mysteries with Leonard Nimoy

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIvr1eqe1-g

 

or in 5 clips:

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iVkW_nToCc

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqckgJ82XWk&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrUVm_mnFYw&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1wBkgn2as4&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0JNB2ctJkE&feature=relmfu

 

 

 

Jean-François Champollion and the Rosetta Stone

 

Two documentaries

 

Part 1

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YkhqPJT24A

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDSbMGDMJr8

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9tYUXXD89U

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV248M7cmdw

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V6oGDpwVZ0

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4RKa_3wXZQ

 

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GSBvDXEvWc

 

8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuUrazG2ms

 

Part 2

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XXEtie80V0

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIKC_H7k8Zo

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY-g1FCTOJw

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q2fjl8JOaA

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlpI5E0dFZI 

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ANQFjzwJCc

 

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU6NPT7fy1U

 

 

 

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Egyptian Gods

 

Horus with the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt

 

 

Lost Gods

 

(doc., 3 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCehEpKnP5w

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-K6k5cG3Z8&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj74FRPEaOQ&feature=relmfu

 

or 2 clips

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgq7-n1nOiQ

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kStPbmiLic&feature=relmfu

 

 

 

Isis and Osiris

 

Isis, Osiris and Horus

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffKaHwnmNXc&feature=related

 

 

 

Pyramids

 

Giza, Pyramids of [Credit: © Sylvain Grandadam—Stone/Getty Images]

 

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

 

 

 

Documentary films about some of the theories about the pyramids

 

 

Great Pyramid of Giza

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjh2UOaoXfE&feature=related

 

 

Khufu Revealed

 

(Khufu  =  Cheops) 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wBbNrUGj3I&feature=related

 

 

Revelations of the Pyramid

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dhPCjAplTM&feature=related

 

 

4,500-year-old fragment of papyrus found in Egypt

 

 

4,500-Year-Old Harbor (and Papyrus) Discovered in Egypt

 

Uploaded 2013

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCmvillIUrc

 

 

Oldest Egyptian writing on papyrus displayed for first time

 

Uploaded 14 July 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_msQSMD2NQ

 

 

 

The Sphinx

 

The Sphinx, Giza, Egypt

 

Standard Timeline

 

 

The Great Sphinx

 

Episode # 7 of 10 from the documentary series Ancient Mysteries with Leonard Nimoy

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX_9SRimxzE

 

 

 

Riddle of the Sphinx

 

Documentary

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GylejoLXcfU

  

 

Talkin' it up!

 

Some documentaries about theories about the pyramids and the Sphinx

 

The Age of the Sphinx

 

 

Sphinx - Mystery in Stone

 

Documentary

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFk7f84WTNM 

 

 

 

Secrets of the Pyramids and the Sphinx

 

Episode from the documentary series History's Mysteries

 

Graham Hancock

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PotS7hPQZTU

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWGwNC0WJE0&feature=relmfu 

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPsAskGCluw&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nSOrDu3B6I&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRaJ_ey6kGA&feature=relmfu

 

or

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Ad2IsFvoY&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCkQGMj_sRM&feature=relmfu

 

 

The Mystery of the Sphinx

 

Charlton Heston presents the theories of John Anthony West

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ-xh3kedW4&feature=related

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdACZoU3Nd4

 

 

Some documentaries about Ancient Egypt

 

 

Egypt Uncovered

 

5 episodes

 

Episode 1. Chaos and Kings (5 clips) 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwqYjoOJ7Sc 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1qGz5poyc&feature=relmfu 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkpr2CfyQGU&feature=relmfu 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm4dgYL0pVI&feature=relmfu 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ytPhdiO738&feature=relmfu 

 

Episode 2. Pyramid   -   Resurrection Machine

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESVy9_ekVKI&feature=relmfu

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTOOu4l8ehE&feature=relmfu 

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4atU2ELZ7oM&feature=relmfu 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhnIkiLRuwA&feature=relmfu 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1szt52DQSkY&feature=relmfu 

 

Episode 3. Age of Gold

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwBB8Hn0ltU&feature=relmfu 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX5usAwizvc&feature=relmfu 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVXXZxTIvLM&feature=relmfu 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Y0o2WoERI&feature=relmfu 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wKOuf5ozVU&feature=relmfu 

 

Episode 4. Dieties and Demons

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwcBknhF55U&feature=relmfu 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRuSiD8MkfU&feature=relmfu 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRna8RKNFYs&feature=relmfu 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUngJ85rWM&feature=relmfu 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMr8dMj6u6Q&feature=relmfu 

 

Episode 5. Mummies Into the Afterlife

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7zFKoUn1o4&feature=relmfu 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGb5XUXXhDU&feature=relmfu 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmPoER_t3Iw&feature=relmfu 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Vs9LOy1rc&feature=relmfu 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnB0Wm13KQ&feature=relmfu

 

 

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Pharaohs, Tombs, and Gods

 

Lecture by Gregory Aldrete, # 5 from History of the Ancient World

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWO7DeYV3po&feature=relmfu

 

 

Life and Death in Ancient Egypt

 

Documentary from the BBC programme Chronicle

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uSAVLzaPas

 

 

 

 

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Egyptian Maths

 

Ancient Chinese = Ancient Egyptians = modern computers (multiplication and division methods)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih1ZWE3pe9o

 

 

 

 

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Egypt's Christians

 

The Coptic Orthodox Church

 

 

Christians of the Nile Valley

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws4-zNcneYY

 

 

Oxyrhynchus

 

The city and its texts

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS_FSkFwpIM

 

 

Romanisation?

 

Provincial Cultures in the Principate

 

Lecture by Dominic Rathbone

 

6 June 2015

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZF0ZXkHc04

 

 

 

 

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History of Egypt to Today (to 2008)

 

By a blogger (2 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRW7h8PeXtk&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZB87C7_gSQ&feature=relmfu 

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ8WQcPN0Hw

 

 

Egypt in the last 800 years (to 2011) 

 

By another blogger

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FrqxC6OTAw

 

 

 

 

The Mameluks

 

 

The Mamluks

 

Discussion of the BBC weekly program In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, September 2013

 

The Mamluks were brought from the Caucasus to Egypt as slaves and eventually ruled Egypt and Syria from ca. 1250 to 1517. They stopped the Mongol invaders and Crusaders and dominated the Middle East until their defeat by the Ottoman Turks. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bfmlh

 

 

 

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