Amurrites 2: The Crimes of Aziru (Episode 124)

A New Generation of Rebels.

Around 1350 BCE, approximately, a new generation of Amurrites began to cause trouble for the empire. The sons of Abdi-Ashirta inherited his power and soon began their own project to expand the kingdom and conquer nearby towns. Along the way, they committed several heinous crimes…

Episode dates c.1355-1350 BCE.

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124. Map 1
Regional map of important sites mentioned in the episode.

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