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 67: Armageddon

Thutmose III (Part 1): The Battle of Megiddo. (1473 BCE) Not long after taking sole power, Thutmose III experienced a dangerous challenge to his rule. Enemies in Canaan had gathered: the King must destroy them, or risk losing his empire. Battle, audacity, and Monty Python ensues! Listeners note: the original edit of this episode mistakenly…

Episode 46: Crushing Our Enemies

Senuseret III (Part IV): Fortifying Our Borders, Destroying Our Foes 1864 BCE, regnal year 16 of Kha-kau-Re Senuseret III. The king launches another campaign into Nubia, which sees the border set at the southern community of Semna. He commissions new fortresses at Uronarti, and improves upon those at Mirgassa and Askut, which fill important functions in their region. Plunder, trade, captives…

Episode 4: The Sacred Ones

The Life and Immortality of Netjerykhet Djoser Around 2680 BCE, King Netjerykhet Djoser came to the throne, and Egypt would change forever. Over the next thirty years, an enormous monument would rise near the capital city. Six layers, thousands of tons of stone, and a vast mortuary complex make the Step Pyramid the oldest pyramid in the…