First Civilizations

S1 E4 | PREVIEW

Episode 4 Preview | Trade

Examine an ancient civilization unlike any other, that of the Indus Valley. Rather than imposing order through war or religion, it relied on the free flow of trade. The exchange of goods promoted wealth, co-operation and trust.

AIRED: May 15, 2018 | 0:00:30
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(bright music)

- [Announcer] On First Civilizations,

for any civilization to succeed,

it requires a system of exchange.

- Trade and exchange was the economic and social glue

that stitches people together.

- Trade enables a society to progress.

- That's what has eventually enabled us

to build a civilization that is so complex.

- [Announcer] But how did trade shape the course

of civilization?

First Civilizations.

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