The Oath of Shalmaneser III Fan of History ep 24

After the Battle of Qarqar Shalmaneser III turns his attention in another direction, when his assistance is called for to save the true king of Babylon. However, once the Neo-Assyrian army is on Babylonian soil, can Shalmaneser III resist the temptation to plunder the cultural capital of the world?

World Politics 900BC global overview:

About Greece in the early 9th Century BC:

The beginning of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 911 BC:

History of Assyria 3000-1000 BC:

Learn more about the army of the early Neo-Assyrian empire here:

Discuss Ancient History and ask questions to real historians here:

World Map:

A music video tribute to Ashurnasirpal II, king of Assyria:

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Music: “Tudor Theme” by urmymuse.

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