The Complete and Concise History of the Sumerians and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (7000-2000 BC)

Published 2021-02-04
This program covers the history of ancient Sumer and the Sumerians, from the first notable farming communities such as the Samarra, Halaf and the Ubaid that once occupied their land to the magnificent cities, innovations, great kingdoms and empires that the region become known for, it's all here. If you want to get a good grasp of who the Sumerians were, this is the program for you!

Contents:

00:00 Introduction
03:21 Early Farming Communities (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid)
08:12 Eridu
12:51 Uruk and the First Cities
17:46 Invention of Writing
21:30 First Kings
22:47 Early Dynastic Period
23:36 Sumerian Religion
26:32 Lagash and Umma
33:00 Ur
35:10 Nippur
35:47 Urukagina
39:02 Lugalzagesi
41:57 Sargon and Akkadian Rule of Sumer
50:55 Post-Akkadian Sumer and the Gutians
54:24 Gudea of Lagash
55:30 Utu-hegal
57:30 Third Dynasty of Ur (Ur III) / Neo-Sumerian Empire
01:06:14 Amorites, Elamites and the End of an Era
01:09:41 Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer
01:11:45 Thank you and Patrons

Related Videos:

Ancient Sumer and the Sumerians (Ancient Mesopotamia in Minutes)
https://youtu.be/hPSUlUrIDng

The Sumerian King List and the History of Ancient Mesopotamia
https://youtu.be/7u1-tAMrIgM

The Early History of Sumer and the Sumerians
https://youtu.be/cz1yccMW03w

The Great Sumerian Rivalry: Lagash vs. Umma
https://youtu.be/7vJZ_cSSrcU

Important Cities of the Early Dynastic Period of Sumer
https://youtu.be/hRXLf0kbG0s

Sumerian Religion Simplified
https://youtu.be/Pa4szTWV9Bk

Sargon the Great and the Akkadian Empire
https://youtu.be/rMMciq5UfFI

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All Comments (21)
  • Academic library
    00:00 Introduction
    03:21 Early Farming Communities (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid)
    08:12 Eridu
    12:51 Uruk and the First Cities
    17:46 Invention of Writing
    21:30 First Kings
    22:47 Early Dynastic Period
    23:36 Sumerian Religion
    26:32 Lagash and Umma
    33:00 Ur
    35:10 Nippur
    35:47 Urukagina
    39:02 Lugalzagesi
    41:57 Sargon and Akkadian Rule of Sumer
    50:55 Post-Akkadian Sumer and the Gutians
    54:24 Gudea of Lagash
    55:30 Utu-hegal
    57:30 Third Dynasty of Ur (Ur III) / Neo-Sumerian Empire
    01:06:14 Amorites, Elamites and the End of an Era
    01:09:41 Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer
    01:11:45 Thank you and Patrons
  • ANNAlysis
    Amazing job! Very detailed and organized. I like the way you included the people before the Sumerians. It gives me a perspective of how the people evolved. Very fascinating history! Really enjoyed this presentation.
  • Brian Loy
    This was absolutely fascinating and seemingly thorough. I am very interested in the very early Sumerians and/or their predecessors. There seems to be a possible connection during that 100,000 BC to 40,000 BC in which Homo Sapiens Sapiens truly came into our modern existence. I’m also fascinated by the starting similarity between the Biblical version of “The Great Flood” and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Truly fascinating and educational. It’s just too easy to write off theories from the likes of Erich von Däniken, Zecharia Sitchin, Graham Hancock, Randall Carlson and others. Do the homework people if you desire truth!
  • Quality content and narration. Your dedication and love for ancient history made me love history as well. Thank you for the video.
  • Kevin Sturges
    I can't imagine how much work and time it took to make this video. Really enjoyed this. I learned so much. Subscribed.
  • Dan Cooper
    What a fortunate video to stumble across when I’ve recently become obsessed with Mesopotamian history! You’ve earned a sub for sure with this one
  • To me this is fascinating because when I was in Iraq I've been to a whole lot of these places. Just an incredible place. War has messed up a lot of it but it's still gorgeous.
  • Wow this is very well made, thank you! There's so much to compliment, it's all very professional, but also intuitive. I appreciate that you show the stuff that popped into my head as well! Such as layouts of cities etc. Not many channels bother to even sync the artifact photos to the narration, but you did it!! Thank you so much, I'm going to share this to so many people lol
  • Amazing job. Your videos help my Assyrian family learn about our cultural ancestors. They will love this one, thank you!
  • J B
    I love Cy's videos. The ancient world is so fascinating and getting it all put together in a neat package like this is fantastic. Thank you Cy the Great!
  • Tuomas Nurmi
    Excellent content! You managed to really put the sumerian culture into context in terms of what came before it and also the lands and cultures surrounding it. Not just as an emergent first civilization as some portray it. Great job!
  • This has to be the one of the best historical videos on YouTube. You covered so many topics. And it’s clear you’d never be done covering them had you continued. I learned a lot.
  • Pedro Barone
    OMG, this was a masterpiece! Your 1h documentary had more depth and quality than most of other videos. You're really an amazing content creator. I've a few questions though: do you have any background on art history? Your videos are full of archeological pieces that are not just laid there to impress, they really add to the story you're telling. Second, do you intend to progress through the ages, and talk about classical era civilizations and events, for example the romans? Anyway, hope you're well
  • Yogi McCaw
    Really nice. The Sumerians really laid the groundwork for western civilization, it seems. Would love to hear more detail about Sargon and his sons that you referenced. Perhaps a future video on that material?
  • Brian Ross
    I really appreciate the work that went into the animation for this video. I have had lots of exposure to this material in the past and it makes a lot more sense with the pictures and icons. I like the video game feel to all of these videos even though I am not into video games. The creativeness in the images helps reinforce the facts. I have gotten a lot out of these videos thus far after subscribing to this channel even though most of this I already know.
  • Kimberly Samuel
    You've done clearly an amazing amount of work. Thank you! Aren't we also in the time of Nimrod and Nebukanezer (sp)? And Ur of the Chaldeans?
  • Excellent work! The best Sumerian narrative I've experienced, with actual excerpts from their tablets. This definitely answered some of the questions other videos left unanswered. Keep up the good work.
  • I've been working on a novelization of the birth of Sargon's empire, your video helped me a lot !
    Awesome work here, it's amazing to have access to such a piece of work for free ! You earned yourself a new subscriber :)
  • Sinister One
    What an amazing piece of work you have done here. Your passion for history and art, human culture really shows in your production of this documentary, you should be proud of what you have accomplished.
    Subbed 👍
  • S F
    I've been searching this subject and this is the best organized, most detailed video I've found. Thanks for giving me the structure to hang the other stuff on.