Iraq: Cradle of Civilization

Legacy Origins of Civilization

This is Episode 1 of the mini-series Legacy: The Origins of Civilization originally broadcast on August 13, 1991. In places like Uruk and Eridu in modern-day Iraq, humans founded the first cities nearly 6,000 years ago. They left us literature, astronomy, and mathematics, as well as lessons in overpopulation and environmental stewardship.