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DW World History provides the most detailed productions on the ancient civilizations throughout the world. Each series takes viewers through the timeline of World History, one civilization at a time. Together we explore the rise and fall of of the great empires and reveal how men and women shaped the world we know today. Detailed Maps, Study Guides, Publication & Documentary Reviews and Podcasts are available on our website.

DW World History provides the most detailed productions on the ancient civilizations throughout the world. Each series takes viewers through the timeline of World History, one civilization at a time. Together we explore the rise and fall of of the great empires and reveal how men and women shaped the world we know today. Detailed Maps, Study Guides, Publication & Documentary Reviews and Podcasts are available on our website.

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United States

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DW World History provides the most detailed productions on the ancient civilizations throughout the world. Each series takes viewers through the timeline of World History, one civilization at a time. Together we explore the rise and fall of of the great empires and reveal how men and women shaped the world we know today. Detailed Maps, Study Guides, Publication & Documentary Reviews and Podcasts are available on our website.

Language:

English


Episodes

Biblical Israel - 02 - The Torah

6/15/2022
We Begin at the Beginning! What are the sources of the Old Testament? Did Moses really write the first five books? Why are there two Creation stories? How did the sources of Genesis complement each other? We answer these questions and more as we focus on the first eleven chapters of Genesis. This Podcast series is available on all major platforms. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version...

Duration:00:38:13

Biblical Israel - 01 - An Introduction

5/10/2022
Follow our series on Biblical Israel. This involves 30 episodes on the timeline that take you from the creation story to the beginning of the New Testament. We breakdown each book of the Old Testament with an intense study of the people, the places, the kings, and the prophets of the Hebrew Bible. This Podcast series is available on all major platforms. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version...

Duration:00:24:17

Ancient Egypt - 28 - The Complete Karnak

3/20/2022
We breakdown the creation of the Karnak Complex by Pharaoh and describe their contributions to Egypt's largest, religious Temple Complex. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available at: https://www.patreon.com/DWWorldHistory Support...

Duration:00:53:50

Ancient Near East - 16 - Gilgamesh

2/4/2022
In this episode we focus on one of the oldest literary compositions, The Epic of Gilgamesh. Predating Homer's Iliad and Odyssey stories by at least one or half thousand years, this Sumerian story is a pure mixture of adventure, morality, and tragedy. I'll detail everything you need to know about the story before reading this great work in full in the following episode. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more...

Duration:00:38:10

Ancient Near East - 17 - The Epic of Gilgamesh

2/4/2022
The first of our classical literature series... We bring you the world's oldest story... The Epic of Gilgamesh! A translation by N.K. Sandars - Read in full by Christina Mazzara. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available...

Duration:01:58:07

Ancient Egypt - 27 - The Karnak Temple

12/2/2021
In this episode we reveal a quick overview of the history and construction of the Karnak Temple Complex, the largest religious building ever made. We also focus on the Opet Festival. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available...

Duration:00:12:33

Ancient Near East - 15 - The Fall of Persia

9/5/2021
We end the Ancient Near East Timeline in this action-packed episode. We begin with Xerxes and his invasion of Greece and end with the campaigns of Alexander the Great! This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available...

Duration:00:27:27

Ancient Near East - 14 - The Persian Empire

8/30/2021
We follow Cambyses II, who takes the Persian Empire into Egypt. His successor Darius I begins the First Invasion of Greece as a result of the Ionian Revolt. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available...

Duration:00:17:08

Ancient Near East - 13 - The Rise of Persia

8/22/2021
We begin our focus on the Persians with Cyrus the Great, who began the largest empire of the Ancient Near East. We also feature Zoroaster and his worship of Ahura Mazda and how this deity became the main Persian religion. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines...

Duration:00:16:05

Ancient Near East - 12 - The Fall of Assyria

7/10/2021
We follow the Assyrian King Assurbanipal and his famous library, the Fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire with Nebuchadnezzar II. We take you through it all in this action-packed episode! This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this...

Duration:00:21:33

Ancient Near East - 11 - Neo-Assyrian Empire

6/26/2021
King Sennacherib and King Esarhaddon continue to expand the mighty Assyrian Empire! The Babylonian King, Merodach-Baladan, returns to again to cause more trouble; King Hezekiah of Judah seeks out a miracle; and Esarhaddon takes on Egypt against the Nubians and the 25th Dynasty! The Neo-Assyrian Empire has arrived! This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information...

Duration:00:15:28

Ancient Near East - 10 - Building An Empire

6/8/2021
In this episode, we’ll follow the early years of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and the rulers that created one of the most feared people of the ancient world. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available...

Duration:00:19:28

Ancient Near East - 09 - The Rise of Assyria

5/28/2021
Assyria develops the foundation to their great empire! We'll explore the Assyrian Political System, Ninth Century Expansion, King Ashurnasirpal II,, and Shalmaneser III in this episode! This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available...

Duration:00:13:05

Ancient Near East - 08 - The Late Bronze Age Collapse

5/19/2021
The Late Bronze Age Collapse, often referred to as the Mycenaean Palatial Civilization Collapse, destroyed many of the cities and civilizations we have discussed so far. It also fundamentally changed technologies, language, social systems, and more! This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version...

Duration:00:12:30

Ancient Near East - 07 - Kassites & Assyrians

5/10/2021
In this episode we focus on the Kassite Dynasty, which began after Babylon was sacked by the Hittites at the end of episode 05, after the Old Babylonian Period. We then discuss the beginning of the Assyrians and how their culture first developed. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version...

Duration:00:19:31

Ancient Near East - 06 - The Hittites

4/26/2021
In this episode we focus on the rise and fall of the Hittite Empire. They were completely unknown until the early twentieth century and, although they were a very powerful kingdom, the details of their history remains somewhat vague. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version...

Duration:00:14:31

Ancient Near East - 05 - Old Babylonian Period

3/25/2021
In this episode we focus on the Old Babylonian Period, the eight kingdoms, and the rise and fall of the Babylonian Empire under Hammurabi. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available at: https://www.patreon.com/DWWorldHistory Support...

Duration:00:15:59

Ancient Near East - 04 - The First Empires

3/17/2021
In this episode we follow the rise and fall of the Akkadian Empire and the Third Dynasty of Ur, also known as the Neo-Sumerian Empire. We also focus on Sargon the Great, the Guti, Ur-Nammu, Shulgi and more. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode...

Duration:00:20:57

Ancient Near East - 03 - Early Dynastic Period

3/1/2021
We begin this episode with a focus on Babylonia during the Early Dynastic Period, from 2900-2350 B.C. We also discuss the Sumerian King List and the Umma - Lagash Border Conflict. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available...

Duration:00:17:45

Ancient Near East - 02 - Origin of the City-State

2/19/2021
We begin the chronological journey with a quick study on the Prehistoric Timeline leading up to the development of writing. This Podcast series is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/DWWorldHistory Outlines for this episode are available at: https://www.patreon.com/DWWorldHistory Support the show...

Duration:00:16:39