Iraq: cradle of civilisation

Unknown, 1992

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Episode number 1 of Series “Legacy”.
Filmed just before and just after the Gulf War, the first program in this series looks at the effects of “civilisation” on the landscape, and the rise and fall of civilisations, particularly in relation to Iraq where civilisation began. The first cities were built 5000 years ago on the banks of the Euphrates in Southern Iraq, and city life soon transformed the human race with the glorious cultures of Mesopotamia such as Ur, Nineveh and Babylon. Michael Woods explores these ancient cultures and the legacy they gave to the history of Iraq right up to the Gulf War. The program is presented in two parts.

Credits

production company

ITV

Maryland Public Television

Nihon Hoso Kyokai

Central Productions

producer/director

Peter Spry-Leverton

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
Unknown
Production dates
1992

Appears in

Legacy

Group of items

Legacy

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304362

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Iraq

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Persian Gulf War, 1991

History → Civilization

History → History, Ancient

Places → Iraq

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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