January 23, 2013

Paul Kriwaczek - Babylon

Paul Kriwaczek was the author of, "Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization," "Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation," and, "In Search of Zarathustra: The First Prophet and the Ideas That Changed the World."

For more info, read:  
"Paul Kriwaczek: BBC TV producer and author of engaging books on the ancient world."
"Paul Kriwaczek obituary."

YouTube Video Description - [Channel: BlackwellOnline. Posted on Jul 30, 2010].
Paul Kriwaczek is a writer, director and producer. In 'Babylon', Paul tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia, the area of the Tigris-Euphrates river system that gave birth to the first civilisations. From the earliest settlements around 5400 BC, to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC, 'Babylon' charts the rise and fall of dynastic power, the numerous material, social and cultural innovations and most specifically, the glory of Babylon - 'gateway to the gods'.
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