73. 50000 BC

Prehistory from 50.000 to 10.000 BC

Research & writing: Shane Sowersby

Narration & wild tangents: Dan Hörning

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72. 200000 BC

Its the beginning of a new series. Dan looks at human prehistory from 200.000 BC to 50.000 BC including the most catastrophic event humankind has ever seen in 75.000 BC and the move out of Africa.

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71. The history of Brennon

We discover where Brennon came from and how he learned about it.

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70. The destruction of Sennacherib

IN 701BC something terrible happens to the Royal Assyrian Army under Sennacherib. Or does it?

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69. Sennacherib vs Merodach-Baladan

After Sargon II’s untimely death, his son Sennacherib ascends the throne of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. His father’s death greatly worries him and all the wars going on deeply trouble Sennacherib. He only wants to build and now he is called to lead the Royal army of the war god. Will he rise to the challenge?

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67. Sargon II king of Babylon

The Assyrians has – once again – conquered Babylon and Sargon decides that the only way to rule Babylonia is to fully become its king, ruling his empire from Babylon itself. Back home, crown prince Sennacherib is busy completing the new capital and taking care of all the administration.

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66. Mopping up

Sargon II has won so many wars but a few conflicts remain. Urartu is still threatening him to the north, king Midas is still plotting against him and Merodach-Baladan still thinks he is the king of Babylon. Its time to do some mopping up.

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65. Barbarian invasion

It has been a long while since a barbarian horde came down upon Mesopotamia. Here are the cimmerians! They are the first in a series of invasions that will change the political landscape of Mesopotamia over the coming years.

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64. Sargon’s grand adventure

Its the year 714 BC. Sargon II of Assyria is about to go on his great adventure where he will do things no Assyrian king before him has ever done for a thousand years. He will tell you the full story of a single Assyrian battle, including his brave tactics.

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63. Sargon II the warrior

Sargon II fights battles in the east and the west to reclaim the empire of Tiglath-pileser III.

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62. King Midas

In the mountains of what is today Turkey, King Midas has enriched the Phrygian kingdom and allied himself with the fierce Mushki. Sargon II and the Assyrians in the south are a threat to the growing Phrygian kingdom. King Midas has a plan to deal with such a powerful neighbour.

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