Show Notes by Episode

Episode 78 – Hittite 11 Foreigners and Vassals of Hatti

Things are tough for the Hittite Empire. The vassals who promise to be loyal keep being disloyal, the enemies who promise to attack keep attacking, and we can’t even know for certain what the logistical situation looked like, though it was surely quite grim, given the number of folks who appear unwilling to show up … Continue reading Episode 78 – Hittite 11 Foreigners and Vassals of Hatti

Episode 77 – Hittite 10 Idrimi’s Adventure and Tudhaliya’s Invasion

We return to Anatolia, where our tale remains just as poorly documented and fast moving as it is in Babylon, thought there is light at the end of the tunnel this week as we finally get into the transition to the Hittite New Kingdom, with all the renewed conquest and court drama that entails. Actually, … Continue reading Episode 77 – Hittite 10 Idrimi’s Adventure and Tudhaliya’s Invasion

Episode 75 – Kassite 2 Building Babylonia

The growth of Kassite Babylonia, also called Karduniash, continues apace. Just like last week, Kassite Babylonia is very poorly documented, and thus we are going to cover all the way from Pharaoh Thutmose III to Pharaoh Akhenaten. That’s right, Kassite Babylonia has so little history that we make our bookmarks against Egyptian history instead of … Continue reading Episode 75 – Kassite 2 Building Babylonia

Bonus 4 Akitu New Year Special

Happy Mesopotamian New Year! Akitu was celebrated at the start of the year from Sumerian times until the end of Babylonian civilization, and naturally the details changed significantly over the course of thousands of years. However, this is something of a reconstructed outline of what went on, with attention particularly paid both to the cultural … Continue reading Bonus 4 Akitu New Year Special

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