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. I’ll…

Episode 49: From One Era to Another

Amenemhat IV: Dynasty 12 Nears Its End The nine-year reign of Maa-cheru-Re Amenemhat IV may seem unremarkable, but Egypt is entering into a fascinating period of international visibility. Foreigners from Canaan are moving into the country in larger and larger numbers, and will eventually cause enormous disruptions in the political world. We explore their origins and…