In the lowlands of Northern Iraq, a series of enormous cities lie crumbling in ruins...
In this episode, find out about one of the most remarkable ancient civilizations: the society known today as the neoAssyrian Empire. Discover how the Assyrians built their empire out of the ashes of the Bronze Age, and built an empire of iron that lasted for centuries. Explore the extraordinary flourishing of art and technology that they fostered. And finally, discover what happened to cause their final, devastating collapse.
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Sound engineering by Alexey Sibikin
Readings: Hebrew Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe Ancient Greek Pavlos Kapralos
Historical consultant Dr. Ellie Bennett, University of Helsinki
Mustafa Raee Peter Walters Lachlan Lucas Carson Wishart Nick Denton Rhy Brignell Annie Kelly Lou Millington Jake BarrettMills