Episode 90 – Kassite 5 Tukulti-Ninurta’s Victories

In Babylon, King Kashtiliash IV has a problem. His kingdom is in decline. And so he takes bold actions to shake up the Mesopotamian order, but ends up shaking far harder than he could have ever imagined. Meanwhile, Tukulti-Ninurta takes power in Assyria and spends his early years asserting dominance against the Hittites and Babylonians, but he will come to find that winning a war can sometimes be far easier that holding on afterwards. Today’s story devolves into an absolute mess, as we are on the cusp of the Bronze Age Collapse, and the Aramaens, climate change, and political disorder are going to to give our Assyrian king of kings a massive headache.

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