In which John covers the long, long history of ancient Egypt, including the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and even a couple of intermediate periods. Learn about mummies, pharaohs, pyramids and the Nile with John Green.
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I have my Ancient Egypt Unit starting in World History right now but his stuff is getting pretty interesting. On top of Sabaton, who's songs all tell historical war stuff and this class, I'm gonna become a history Fanatic by the end of college
John, dearest, you weren't funny in high school. And you sure are NOT funny at all now. Yet, you're making a load of cash... I'm jealous! And, bwy, Raoul Meyers was grotesquely incompetent as a history teacher! So glad he found some other way to make $$$ :)
@CrashCourse So, this is why we egyptologists rage against mesopotamaniacs. You havn't even covered the OLD kingdom and yet, you've slob-spitt-spotted TWO HUGHE slobspittspotting spittballs right in to the most sensitive area of my knowstuff-brain-centra! ...
Sorry for the language - I'm not native to the english language and as I said: I'm araged-rageing! Any how. Reasons for my rageramping. First: The pyramids were not glimpses in Imhoteps eyes at the time of Moses - The pyramids were OVER A THOUSAND YEARS old when the exodus is supposed to have taken place! The great pyramid of Khufu was build around 2580-2560 BCE, the first true pyramid (the Red pyramid of Sneferu) was build around 2600 BCE and the Stepped pyramid of Djoser('s architect Imhotep) was constructed around 2650 BCE.
The pharaoh most likely to be the pharaoh of the Moses-story in the bible is Ramesses II or his successor Merneptah, or somewhere around their time, which places us in the New Kingdom, 19:th dynasty and the 13:th century BCE (1300-1200 BCE). By the time of Moses, the pyramids had been rob and excavated (yes, egypt had archaeologist!), and the great sphinx of Gizah had been covered with sand, excavated and restored - all of them events that at Moses time were already ancient history.
Second reson of rage: In a very confusing segment of the episode, you claim demotic to be the second script used during the Old kingdom. And I say: WHAaa-aaT?! No, no! and NO! Demotic came into being around 700 BCE. The cursive script used during the Old, Middle and New kingdoms (as well as during the late period) is called Hieratic. Hieratic and Hieroglyphic scripts appear simultaneously from the get-go of writing. I.e. around 3500 BCE (as far as we know - there migth still be artefacts out there in the sand, yet to be found, placing egyptian writing even earlier. Point is: you'll never befriend an egyptologist by claiming cuneaform to be the first writing in history - it's just the way of the evidence .... and the way of the schism between the two disciplines ;) I degress.). Demotic is added in around 700 BCE and all three are used until the Christians take over for real, the old scripts are banned and Coptic takes the stage - Coptic being the language of the Ancient Egyptians written in the old Greek script. We are now somewhere around the 3:rd-4:th century CE.
Sorry for rageing, but it's hard not to. I mean: if these misstakes are made here, in an episode where I happen to possess the knowledge to recognize them as false - what misstakes are there in the other episodes - episodes of which subjects I know less and is less likely to recognize them? My world, unlike the pyramids, is crumbling! ... Okey, maybe not, but still! Please, don't massaker history - I love history! ;,(
Is anybody here in the comments to legitimately see other people's thoughts on the video and not brag about how they're here for their own entertainment as opposed to an implicitly inferior use of the video to study for a test?
He said second base and I was struggling to remember and then I remembered Alaska explaining it in looking for Alaska and I was like "I hope he uses the same system or I misunderstood" and then I remembered. He wrote looking for Alaska
just wanted to say that this series has been a very convenient access to a discipline very far from what i'm used to (my background is environmental science and engineering). thanks very much for all the effort in producing something insightful, down-to-earth, and pretty hilarious at times. there's so much wisdom in studying the past, in cultures far from our own, through lenses fundamentally different from what we use. i think it's so important for envisioning and building the future. kind of puts everything in persepective for us ignorant moderns. cheers!
I LOVED this and laughed throughout. But, as a homeschool mom always on the search of new and fun resourced, this is NOT for kids. I learned a lot (and was very entertained), but I am glad I preview everything before using with in my homeschool.
Ahhh, the more innocent time of 2012, when it was plausible that a person with an anti-fascist sticker on his laptop was referring to actual political extremists rather than mislabeling myself and my entire family.
The word Egypt is Greek in itself ! The entire story is being told by invaders of Kemet ! They want people to believe that “Egypt” is some how not apart of Africa (Kush) !! The truth is coming out Now !! How can you believe that the first humans were African & not the first civilizations ? Lol truth never fails
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