Dr. David Neiman tracks the rise of civilization from the Agricultural Revolution to the Ceramic Age, and then the Bronze. He traces the origin of writing and its development into hieroglyphics and then into the alphabet.
Dr. Neiman explores the legendary reign of Hammurabi of Babylon, the tumultuous history of ancient Egypt and gives a dramatic retelling of the earliest known piece of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Lecture 1: Early Civilization and The History of Writing
Lecture 2: Hammurabi of Babylon
Lecture 3: The Epic of Gilgamesh
Lecture 4: History of Egypt Part 1
Lecture 5: History of Egypt Part 2