The World: A Television History. Ep. 03. The Birth of Civilisation

United Kingdom, 1983

TV show
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Episode number 3 of Series “The World: A Television History”.
The birth of civilisation (6,000 BC - 2,000 BC) was first recognised in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. These four different civilisations were distinguishable from other cultures by several special features: the rise of cities and urban centres, craftsmanship, writing, a calendar, and mathematical skills. Dams and irrigation, also a feature, were set up to cultivate vast, dry lands. These were great achievements but with civilisation came the end of democracy, and although it was a decisive turning point in the advance of civilisation, it was at great human cost. Based on The Times atlas of world history.

Credits

producer/director

Taylor Downing

production company

Channel Four

Bricomin Films

Goldcrest

Network Television

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1983

Appears in

The World: A Television History

Group of items

The World: A Television History

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36966

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

History → History

History → History, Ancient

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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