Episode 93 Hittite 19 Hattusili’s Palace Drama

The Battle of Kadesh may be over, but the drama of the Hittite Empire’s final century is only just beginning. Muwatalli’s final few years give way to the rise of his son, Urhi-Tessub, also called Mursili III, but the young man’s unstable regime will face a hefty challenge when his uncle, the man that Muwatalli had granted so much power in the north, sees his own power begin to diminish as the young king rises. The results will shake the very foundations of the Hittite empire for the rest of its history, and they all start with the political infighting of the 1260’s.

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