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First Civilizations

See the series premiere Tuesday, April 24 at 9:00 p.m.


Season 1
Episode 4
Examine an ancient civilization unlike any other, that of the Indus Valley. Rather than...
Season 1
Episode 3
View the birthplace of civilization: the Middle East, site of the world’s first villages...
Season 1
Episode 2
Discover the secret to the stability and cohesion of Ancient Egypt — religion. When...
Season 1
Episode 1
Examine the process of “destructive creation” — the idea that fear, rivalry and conflict...


Learn how and why early humans set out on the road to civilization.