Fan of History episode 14 – 880s BC – The Invention of Cavalry

After the epic finale of the Assyrian-Babylonian conflict, Tukulti-Ninurta II supervises a radical change to warfare that will affect every war before the Vietnam War. With this new super weapon, the Neo-Assyrian Empire is ready to take things to a new level.

In the Levant, Omri founds the kingdom of Israel and makes Samaria his capital.

While all this is going on, the Phoenicians founds their first colony in Spain.

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